Hubble Proves Existence of a Planet Orbiting Another Star
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Duration: 27 seconds

For the first time ever, astronomers have confirmed the existence of a planet orbiting another star. The planet, called Fomalhaut b, orbits the bright southern star Fomalhaut and is located 25 light-years away from Earth. Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys captured visible-light images 21 months apart that show that the planet is moving along a path around the star.


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Astronomical, Extrasolar Planets, Hubble Telescope, Illustrative, Planets, Stars, Stellar Disks

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

Publication: November 13, 2008


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