Simulation of Fomalhaut Planet and Ring - Face-on

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Simulation of a planet and debris ring around the star Fomalhaut. The planet, in an eccentric orbit causes the center of the ring to be offset from the star.

This animation is based on research by the independent research team of Adam Deller and Sarah Maddison (Swinburne Center for Astrophysics and Supercomputing) published in The Astrophysical Journal, 625 (2005) 398-413.

Hubble Telescope, Illustrative, Stars, Stellar Disks


Credit: NASA, ESA, A. Deller and S. Maddison (Swinburne Center for Astrophysics and Supercomputing), and G. Bacon (STScI)

Publication: June 22, 2005

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