Fomalhaut Ring Artwork - Annotated
Fomalhaut Ring Artwork - Annotated
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News release ID: STScI-2005-10
Release Date: Jun 22, 2005
Image Use: Copyright
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This illustration of a ring of debris encircling the star Fomalhaut shows the putative planet orbiting inside the ring. In this picture, the background stars and constellations are identified. This is not the same view we would see from Earth, because Fomalhaut is 25 light-years from the Sun. Nevertheless, the constellations are still recognizable. The Sun, for example, is a bright star in the constellation Leo. Other well-known stars such as Alpha Centauri, Sirius, and Procyon also can be seen.


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Artwork, Hubble Telescope, Illustrations, Stars, Stellar Disks

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Illustration Credit: NASA, ESA and A. Feild (STScI)