Hubble Directly Observes a Planet Orbiting Another Star
November 17, 2008
Artist's concept of the star Fomalhaut and the Jupiter-type planet that the Hubble Space Telescope observed. A ring of debris appears to surround Fomalhaut as well. The planet, called Fomalhaut b, orbits the 200-million-year-old star every 872 years.
Topics: Human Interest, Environment, Piscis Austrinus constellation, Circumstellar discs, Extrasolar planets, Entertainment Culture, Paul Kalas, Fomalhaut, Fomalhaut b, Castor Moving Group, Planetary systems, Hubble Space Telescope, Jupiter