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Dust Trap in Oph IRS 48 space wallpaper

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This space wallpaper is an artist’s impression showing a dust trap in the system Oph-IRS 48. The dust trap provides a safe haven for the tiny rocks in the disc, allowing them to clump together and grow to sizes that allow them to survive on their own. This image was released June 6, 2013.

Credit: ESO/L. Calçada

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