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The MindHut Guide to Visiting Exoplanets

HD 69830

If you're hankering for more of an adventure destination, HD 69830 d might be more up your galactic alley. The planet orbits shares its orange dwarf sun with an enormous asteroid belt—2o times more massive than the one in our solar system. The dust kicked up by all this debris action creates a zodiacal light show that is 1,000 times brighter than on Earth, easily eclipsing the Milky Way in HD 69830 d's skies. Move over, Aurora Borealis. A new light show is in town. And by "town," we mean "41 light years away in the constellation Puppis."

What to bring: A vom bag for the trip through the asteroid belt, that's for sure. You have to sign a waiver too.

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