Hubble image of Fomalhaut b

This is the first ever optical picture of a planet orbiting a sunlike star. The ring is material left over form the star/planet formation. The picture was taken using Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys. Blog post explaining it here: blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/11/13/huge-e...

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Uploaded on November 13, 2008