AU Mic

AU Microscopii is a young small star located about 32 light-years away – about 8 times as far as the closest star after the Sun. The apparent visual magnitude of AU Microscopii is 8.73, which is too dim to be seen with the naked eye. It was given this designation because it is in the southern constellation Microscopium and is a variable star. Like β Pictoris, AU Microscopii has a circumstellar disk of dust known as a debris disk and at least two exoplanets.

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New Webb Image Reveals Dusty Disk Like Never Seen Before (AU Mic)