Fomalhaut b

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Artist's concept of the planet Fomalhaut b
Fomalhaut star system as observed by the Hubble Space Telescope

Fomalhaut b is the first observed planet outside our solar system, orbiting around the star Fomalhaut. The planet has a mass three times that of Jupiter. The Fomalhaut system is 25 light-years away in the constellation Piscis Australis or "Southern Fish."

NASA astronomers have spent seven years using the Hubble Space Telescope to locate planets.[1]


  1. Images: Hubble observes planet orbiting another star CNET, November 14, 2008