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June 22, 2005 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2005-10

Elusive Planet Reshapes a Ring Around Neighboring Star

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Image: Fomalhaut Ring Schematic

Fomalhaut Ring Schematic

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Hubble observations show that the bright star Fomalhaut is off-center from its surrounding ring of dust, most likely because of a planet orbiting the star and shepherding the ring material.

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

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