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Visualisation of Fomalhaut and Fomalhaut b (artist's impression)

Visualisation of Fomalhaut and Fomalhaut b (artist's impression)


Date: 20 April 2020
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Fomalhaut b
Copyright: ESA/NASA, M. Kornmesser, CC BY 4.0

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.

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

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