The giant rings of a 'Mega Saturn' 400 light years from Earth are spinning the WRONG way



More than 400 light years from Earth, a mysterious world with an enormous ring system is making Saturn look tiny.
Far larger than Jupiter, its huge rings extend about 200 times further than our own ringed giant’s, but it remains unclear whether the object it is a giant planet or a failed star.
Now scientists believe they may have solved at least one mystery of this 'mega-Saturn' called J1407b: its rings avoid being torn apart by the pull of its parent star by spinning in the wrong direction.
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The strange ring system was first spotted in 2007, when astronomers observing... read more

 
14 October 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 40
Source: Daily Mail
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