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Vega Asteroid Belt
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Vega Asteroid Belt

January 14, 2013
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This artist's concept illustrates an asteroid belt around the bright star Vega. Evidence for this warm ring of debris was found using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, and the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory, in which NASA plays an important role.

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech