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Brown dwarf with asteroid ring

This brown dwarf is host to a disk composed primarily of asteroids and boulders. The light from the dwarf is barely enough to illuminate the surface of this primitive planet. At a distance of about 1.5 million miles, the orbit of this planet is aligned to the plane of the rings with the result that they appear as a fuzzy line occulting the brown dwarf's glowing face.

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