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Herschel
Space
Observatory

An
ESA
Mission
with
Participation
from
NASA

 

NASA
Herschel
Science
Center's
Portal
to
the
Cool
Universe

About the Image

Date
April 9, 2013
ID
nhsc2013-011a
Type
Observation
Credit
ESA/Bonsor et al (2013)

Kappa Coronae Borealis

Nhsc2013-011a

Kappa Coronae Borealis, based on Herschel PACS observations at 100 m. North is up and east is left. The star is in the centre of the frame (not visible in this graphic) with an excess of infrared emission detected around it, interpreted as a dusty debris disk containing asteroids and/or comets. The inclination of the planetary system is constrained at an angle of 60 from face-on.