Hubblecast 22: Hubble directly observes planet orbiting Fomalhaut

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The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has discovered an extrasolar planet, for the first time using direct visible-light imaging. The strange world is far-flung from its parent star, is surrounded by a colossal belt of gas and dust, and may even have rings more impressive than Saturn's.

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Credit:

ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen)
Visual design & Editing: Martin Kornmesser
Animations: Martin Kornmesser & Luis Calçada
Web Technical Support: Lars Holm Nielsen & Raquel Yumi Shida
Written by: Lee Pullen & Lars Lindberg Christensen
Presented by: Dr Joe Liske (Dr J)
Narration: Bob Fosbury
Cinematography: Peter Rixner
Music: movetwo
Footage and photos: A. Fujii, Digitized Sky Survey 2, NASA, ESA, and P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley). Acknowledgment: Davide De Martin (ESA/Hubble)
Directed by: Lars Lindberg Christensen

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Id:heic0821a
Release date:13 November 2008, 20:30
Related releases:heic0821
Duration:05m 01s

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