Fomalhaut Ring Schematic

Hubble observations show that the bright star Fomalhaut is off-center from its surrounding ring of dust, most likely because of a planet orbiting the star and shepherding the ring material.


NASA, ESA and A. Feild (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
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Release date:22 June 2005, 19:00
Size:2100 x 1612 px

About the Object

Name:Fomalhaut, HD 216956
Type:• Milky Way : Star : Type : Variable
• Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Disk
Distance:25 light years

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