Thursday, January 10, 2013

Mysterious zombie planet found orbiting the 'Eye of Sauron'

'Breaking News' for Atronomy lovers!!

Astronomers have found a mysterious 'zombie' planet circling a vast debris disc inside the 'Eye of Sauron' star system, reports Mail Online quoting NASA.

Chronological movement of the zombie planet Fomalhaut as tracked by NASA [Photo: NASA]

The newly released NASA Hubble Space Telescope images of the eye shaped star, officially called Fomalhaut, and a mysterious planet, called Fomalhaut b, may provide forensic evidence of a titanic planetary disruption in the system.

The planet, called Fomalhaut b, swings as close to its star as 4.6 billion miles, and the outermost point of its orbit is 27 billion miles away from the star.


Astronomers were surprised to find the debris belt is wider than previously known, spanning a section of space from 14 to nearly 20 billion miles from the star.

Watch video of the chronoligcal move of the zombie planet:

via Mail Online


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