Fomalhaut : NASA
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope uncovered a complex and fascinating dusty structure around the young star Fomalhaut.
- Fomalhaut is located 25 light-years from Earth
- It was one of the first exoplanets ever discovered in visible light by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope in 2004.
- Exoplanets are the planets that orbit around stars other than the Sun.
- It is used in navigation because of its conspicuous place in a sky region otherwise lacking in bright stars.
- It is a white star, it has an apparent magnitude of 1.16.
- It lies in the southern constellation Piscis Austrinus, 25 light-years from Earth.
- It is the brightest star in the southern constellation Piscis Austrinus.
- It is surrounded by debris disks that are remnants of collisions between larger bodies, similar to asteroids and comets.
- Astronomers proposed that Fomalhaut b was not a real planet but rather an expanding dust cloud left behind by a collision between two cometlike bodies.