Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Celestial bodies for January, part 2: Big rings

This new report from Science discusses the discovery of a brown dwarf (not to be confused with a dwarf planet) or even a young giant planet that has a really big system of orbiting rings.

Gigantic ring system around J1407b

In case you just want to see what an artist thinks it looks like without clicking on that link to know more about this discovery, I've grabbed the accompanying picture to show below.

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