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HST ACS/HRC wide view of the Fomalhaut system

HST ACS/HRC wide view of the Fomalhaut system


Date: 12 November 2008
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Fomalhaut
Copyright: NASA, ESA and P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley, USA)

The large disk of gas surrounding Fomalhaut is clearly visible in this image taken with the High Resolution Camera (HRC) of the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS). The disk is not centred on Fomalhaut quite as predicted, hinting that the gravity of another body – perhaps a planet – is pulling it out of shape.
Last Update: 1 September 2019
2-Aug-2021 16:34 UT

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