Iconic Stellar Ring Much Stranger Than Previously Thought

Photo of Iconic Stellar Ring Much Stranger Than Previously Thought
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You’re looking at an image of an enormous ring of debris, 237 light years away from Earth, orbiting a long-studied, young star called HR 4796A. While the bright white ring of debris may be the most visually striking part of the image, astronomers are more excited about what’s around it: the much larger,…

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