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Debris Disk

(circumstellar disk of dust and debris around a star)

A Debris Disk is a Circumstellar Disk of Cosmic Dust and debris around a fully formed star as opposed to a Protoplanetary Disk of gas around a Protostar or new star. The debris is typically from planet and Planetoid collisions.


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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debris_disk

Referenced by:
Circumstellar Disk
HR 8799

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