Fomalhaut  System

Fomalhaut System

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Fast Facts
News release ID: STScI-2013-01
Release Date: Jan 8, 2013
Image Use: Copyright
About this image

This is a false-color composite image of the Fomalhaut System taken with the Hubble telescope's Space Telescope Imaging Spectrograph (STIS) instrument in 2010 and 2012. The black circle at the center of the image blocks out the light from the bright star, allowing reflected light from the belt and planet to be photographed.


Tags
Exoplanets, Observations, Stars, Stellar Disks

Credits

NASA, ESA, and P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley)