Friday, July 15, 2005
Check out this amazing photo taken by the Hubble telescope! It is of the star Fomalhaut which is one of our closest neighboring stars. To quote the article above:
"NASA astronomers unveiled the image June 22, describing it as the most detailed picture ever taken of the nearby star using visible light. The cloud's distinctive cat's-eye shape, astronomers said, is evidence that at least one small planet is orbiting Fomalhaut. Though it can't be seen in the picture, researchers suspect the planet is there because of its gravitational calling card: The oval shape and sharp inner edge of Fomalhaut's halo are signs that a planet is "sweeping" through the dust and gas."
Do you feel like you are being watched? It actually reminds me of the Eye of Sauron in the "Lord of the Rings."