Young Exoplent's Giant Rings are 200 Times More Massive Than Saturn's

January 27, 2015 10:42 AM

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There may be a ring system that's actually larger and heavier than the famed rings of Saturn. Astronomers have found that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young sun-like star, J1407 is of enormous proportions.

This ring system consists of over 30 rings, each of them tens of millions of kilometers in diameter. Not only that, but the researchers found gaps in the rings that indicate that satellites, known as "exomoons," may have formed.

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