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The Eye of Sauron Reveals a Forming Solar System! | Space Time

June 20, 2017

Fomalhaut is a massive young star surrounded by a ring of dust debris that can tell us a great deal about the formation of our own solar system. Get your first two months of Curiosity Stream free by going to and using the promo code “spacetime”.

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Fomalhaut is an awe-inspiring star that could unlock many mysteries concerning how our own solar system formed.

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A Planetary System as the Origin of Structure in Fomalhaut’s Dust Belt
Kalas, Graham & Clampin (2005)

STIS Coronographic Imaging OF Fomalhaut: Main Belt Structure and teh Orbit of Fomalhaut b
Kalas, Graham ,Fitzgerald & Clampin (2013)

Infrared Non-detection of Fomalhaut b -- Implications for the Planet Interpretation
Janson, Carson, Lafreniere, Spiegel, Bent & Wong (2012)

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