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Alpha Piscis Austrini, 24 Piscis Austrini

The small southern constellation of Piscis Austrinus is faint and unremarkable but for one star - Fomalhaut. Just twenty-five light years away from Earth's Solar System, Fomalhaut is the tenth brightest star in the southern sky, with a strong magnitude of +1.2. Surrounding the star are several rings of debris, and within these rings orbits an object that appears to be a planet. Known as Dagon or Fomalhaut b, this planet, or planet-like object, is notable as one of very few such objects to have been directly captured in an image.


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