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A Distant World

A Distant World

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NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI)

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.

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Original image data dated on or about November 1, 2008

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