First Photos of Apparent Planet outside Solar System

First Photos of Apparent Planet outside Solar System
The large disk of gas surrounding Fomalhaut is clearly visible in this image. It is not centred on Fomalhaut quite as predicted, hinting that the gravity of another body Ð perhaps a planet Ð is pulling it out of shape. The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has taken the first visible light snapshot of a planet circling another star..Estimated to be no more than three times Jupiter's mass, the planet, called Fomalhaut b, orbits the bright southern star Fomalhaut, located 25 light-years away in the constellation Piscis Austrinus (the Southern Fish). .. (UPI Photo/NASA, ESA and P. Kalas (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
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