The planet, Fomalhaut b, maintains an orbit around the star Fomalhaut and has three times the mass of Jupiter.
"Our Hubble observations were incredibly demanding. Fomalhaut b is 1 billion times fainter than the star. We began this program in 2001, and our persistence finally paid off," said Hubble astronomer Paul Kalas, of the University of California at Berkeley.
November 14, 2008 11:11 AM PST
Photo by: NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay (STScI)
| Caption by: Andy Smith
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