Simulation of the Path of the Planet Orbiting the Star Fomalhaut

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Duration: 12 seconds

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.

Exoplanets, HD Video, Scientific Visualizations, Stars, Stellar Disks


NASA, ESA, and G. Bacon (STScI)

Publication: November 13, 2008

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