Beta Pictoris: One of the most violent solar systems ever discovered

There's a solar system close to here that hosts an unusually active debris field, one in which a comet is annihilated every five minutes. Astronomers say it could be the result of gravitationally trapped debris — or the catastrophic collision between two planets the size of Mars. » 3/07/14 8:00am 3/07/14 8:00am