A large object that astronomers saw in the early 2000s, in fact, did not exist.
At the University of Arizona scientists have uncovered the mystery of the disappearance of giant exoplanets Dagon. It turned out that it did not exist. This was reported on Hubblesite.
The astronomers studied the images of the Hubble space telescope in 2004-2014. In 2004-2006 they were recorded in a huge object called Fomalhaut b, or Dagon.
The object that was previously classified as an exoplanet gradually faded and disappeared completely. It was assumed that it is a gas giant, whose orbital period is 1700 years old.
The planet orbiting the star Fomalhaut must be warm and emit infrared radiation. Dagon also radiated a blue optical light. Also Dagon crossed the ring of space debris, never affecting.
Scientists came to the conclusion that in fact Fomalhaut b were a rare phenomenon arising from the collision of two celestial bodies the size of the asteroid.
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