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This image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2006 shows the newly discovered planet, Fomalhaut b (inset), orbiting its parent star, Fomalhaut released on November 13, 2008. Astronomer Paul Kalas captured the first visible-light images of a planet some 25 light years from our solar system using a camera mounted on the Hubble telescope. Likely similar in mass to Jupiter, the planet is orbiting the star Fomalhaut in the southern constellation Piscus austrinus at a distance of about four times the distance between Neptune and our sun, said the study's lead author Kalas, with the University of California, Berkeley.

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Updated: 2:50 p.m. ET November 13, 2008


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