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November 13, 2008 02:30 PM (EST)

News Release Number: STScI-2008-39

Hubble Directly Observes Planet Orbiting Fomalhaut

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Video: Simulation of the Path of the Planet Orbiting the Star Fomalhaut

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This simulation depicts the orbit of the planet Fomalhaut b around its parent star. Its path around the star is extremely asymmetric and lies inside a debris disk that is being shaped by the gravitational influence of this planet.

Credit: NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

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