October 16, 2012
Fomalhaut is the lone bright star seen in the southern sky at about 9 p.m. in mid-October. Representing the mouth of the Southern Fish, Fomalhaut is known to possess at least one large planet and a dust ring where new planets might be forming.
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Shining brightly in the southern sky as darkness falls is one of autumn’s few bright stars, a blue gem named Fomalhaut (pronounced FOAM-a-low).