January 2009 - Hubble directly observes planet orbiting Fomalhaut

Calendar Jan 2009

This Hubble image shows a planet, Fomalhaut b, orbiting its parent star, Fomalhaut. The small white box in the ower right pinpoints the planet’s location. The inset image in the larger box is a composite showing the planet’s motion between Hubble observations taken in 2004 and 2006.

Credit:

NASA, ESA and P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

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