Asset Publisher

Illustration of Hubble's observation of Fomalhaut b's expanding dust cloud

Illustration of Hubble's observation of Fomalhaut b's expanding dust cloud


Date: 20 April 2020
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Fomalhaut b
Copyright: NASA, ESA, and A. Gáspár and G. Rieke (University of Arizona), CC BY 4.0

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.

 
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Creative Commons License

Last Update: 20 April 2020
1-Jun-2020 14:22 UT

ShortUrl Portlet

Shortcut URL

https://sci.esa.int/s/AP7DqK8

Related Images

Related Videos

Caption & Press Release

Related Publications

Related Links

Documentation