Illustration of Hubble’s Observation of Fomalhaut b’s Expanding Dust Cloud

Illustration from the Hubble Space Telescope’s observations of Fomalhaut b’s expanding dust cloud from 2004 to 2013. The cloud was 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.

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NASA, ESA, and A. Gáspár and G. Rieke (University of Arizona)

About the Image

Id:heic2006b
Type:Observation
Release date:20 April 2020, 21:00
Related releases:heic2006
Size:3840 x 2160 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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