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Fomalhaut Triple Star System
2013-10-04 09:17:50

Researchers have found that neighboring Fomalhaut is a triple, not double, star system.

Disk Patterns Not Always Formed In Presence Of Planets
2013-07-13 07:16:03

A new NASA study introduces a cautionary note in the interpretation of rings and spiral arms as signposts for new planets. The team discovered interactions between gas and dust may cause a debris disk, under the right circumstances, to produce narrow rings on its own without a planet present.

NASA Finds New Asteroid Belt Discovered Orbiting Vega
2013-01-09 15:11:09

A team of U.S. astronomers has discovered what looks to be a large asteroid belt orbiting around Vega, the second-brightest star in the northern sky, NASA officials announced on Tuesday.

Fomalhaut b’s Odd Orbit May Be Caused By Star’s Vast Debris Disk
2013-01-09 11:45:36

According to newly released images from the Hubble Space Telescope, a vast debris belt circling around a nearby star is wider than scientists believe, and the unusual orbit of a planet traveling around that star could be to blame.

Zombie Planet Interview With Dr Thayne Currie
2012-11-02 14:22:24

In a new study, researchers have taken another look at Hubble images from 2004 and 2006, and are now reaffirming that Fomalhaut b is indeed a “massive planet”. The study's lead author Dr. Thayne Currie recently talked with redOrbit about bringing Fomalhaut b back from the dead.

Zombie Planet Back From The Dead
2012-10-26 11:09:18

A new study suggests that the nearby star Fomalhaut hosts a massive "zombie" exoplanet that was previously thought to not exist, but is back from the dead.

Image 1 - Astronomers Use ALMA To Dissect Nearby Planetary System
2012-04-12 11:46:36

Astronomers have made a breakthrough discovery in understanding a nearby planetary system, giving clues about how these systems form and evolve.

Comets Collide To Create Dust Belt
2012-04-12 04:45:20

The ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory has been studying the dust near the star Fomalhaut and has found the surrounding dust appears to have come from the dust of destroyed comets.


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