Fomalhaut ring system - size comparison with Solar System

A bird's-eye comparison of the Fomalhaut ring with our solar system. In this graphic, Fomalhaut's ring, about 25 billion miles (about 40 billion kilometres) across its inner diameter, is compared with our inner and outer solar system.


NASA, ESA and A. Feild (STScI)

About the Image

NASA press release
NASA caption
Release date:22 June 2005, 19:00
Size:2400 x 2184 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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