Scientists from NASA have sent a NASA's
The Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy aircraft was just beginning the second half of an overnight mission on
Along the way, pilots steered the plane to aim the telescope at a nearby star.
It is about 10 light-years away from the sun. It is parallel to our sun, but one-fifth the age. Additionally, astronomers believe it can tell them a lot about the progress of our solar system. Marengo, an
In a 2009 scientific paper, the scientists used data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. This research happened to describe the star's disk of fine dust and debris left over from the formation of the planets. Moreover, the scientists also found out about new collisions of asteroids and comets during the research. The researchers reported the disk contained separate belts of asteroids, similar to the asteroid and Kuiper belts of our solar system.