Visualisation of Fomalhaut and Fomalhaut b (Artist’s Impression)

Data from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have revealed an expanding cloud of dust produced in a collision between two large bodies orbiting the bright nearby star Fomalhaut. This is the first time such a catastrophic event around another star has been imaged.

Credit:

ESA/NASA, M. Kornmesser

About the Image

Id:heic2006a
Type:Artwork
Release date:20 April 2020, 21:00
Related releases:heic2006
Size:6000 x 3466 px

About the Object

Name:Fomalhaut b
Type:Milky Way : Star : Circumstellar Material : Planetary System
Distance:25 light years
Category:Exoplanets

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