Oct 27 2008

Epsilon Eridani has two asteroid belts.

Published by at 4:07 pm under T-Space

NASA announced today that observations from the Spitzer Space Telescope lead them to believe that the star Epsilon Eridani (about ten light years from Earth, and currently the closest star to ours known to have planets) has two asteroid belts. There’s a somewhat expanded story at Science Daily.

This has no immediate effect on my T-Space stories (dodged a bullet there, I was just commenting yesterday about how astronomical discoveries sometimes render stories obsolete) but does give me a few ideas, and has stimulated me to start adding to the T-Space pages. The first is of course on Epsilon Eridani.

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  1. Starfareron 11 Nov 2008 at 4:33 pm

    Two belts, huh? Is that like belt and suspenders?