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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

A Distant World

Filed under pretty pictures, extrasolar planets, astronomy and astrophysics spacecraft, Hubble Space Telescope

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A Distant World Hubble Space Telescope image of planet Fomalhaut b orbiting the star Fomalhaut. Scientists imaged the planet by using a coronagraph that blocks out the star and it immediate vicinity. This accounts for the dark region at the center of the image.

NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI)

Original image data dated on or about November 1, 2008

 

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