Space collision, c 2005.

Space collision, c 2005.
3 2 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm


This artist concept illustrates how a massive collision of objects perhaps as large as the planet Pluto smashed together to create the dust ring around the nearby star Vega. Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope indicate the collision took place within the last one million years.

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© National Aeronautics & Space Administration / Science & Society

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