Huge alien planet has rings 200 times bigger than Saturn's, say astronomers (+video)

January 28, 2015 12:58 AM

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A 'super Saturn' some 116 light years away from our solar system appears to have a massive and complex ring system.

Astronomers watching the repeated and drawn-out dimming of a relatively nearby Sun-like star have interpreted their observations to indicate an eclipse by a gigantic exoplanet’s complex ring system, similar to Saturn’s except much, much bigger. What’s more, apparent gaps and varying densities of the...

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