An orange giant star that lies almost 200 light years from the Earth; the brightest star
in the constellation of Tucana, the Toucan.
Dismembered by ferocious gravitational effects, a broken comet passes through the close
binary system Alpha Tucanae. Each of the remaining fragments has two tails, as particles are blasted
into space by each of Alpha Tucanae's component stars.
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