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Visiting Super Saturn 'J1407b' PlanetSUBSCRIBE HERE ➜ http://bit.ly/AstroBytes FACEBOOK PAGE ➜ https://www.facebook.com/astrobyte TWEET US ➜ https://www.twitter.com/astrobytez Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet ring system that puts Saturn's rings to shame. There is a planet known as J1407b. It is a gas giant with a massive ring system. The planet possesses one of the largest known ring systems in our galaxy. You can call it the actual ‘Lord Of The Rings’ or 'Super Saturn'. This gas giant has nearly 37 rings which account for a diameter of 120 million kilometers, which is more than two hundred times as large as the rings of Saturn. You can imagine the vastness as the distance of Sun from Earth is only 148 million kilometers. Unfortunately, J1407b exoplanet is 460 light-years away from us. So it's practically not possible to visit this planet anytime soon. Space scientists have declared J1407b as a planet, but it may be somewhere between a planet and a star. Considering its huge mass, this giant can be called as a brown dwarf. A Brown dwarf is an object that has a size between a gas giant planet like Jupiter, and a small star. It is feared that the planet J1407b will not always stay like this, which means the rings may not sustain long. The rings may be transformed into moons of the planet. Just like Saturns 82 moons. Researchers believe in the fact that J1407b is a younger planet than Saturn. It is also now assumed that Saturn or Jupiter may have enormous rings around in their earlier days. In the long run, these rings may have converted into their moons. #j1407b Credits: NASA/ESA https://www.rochester.edu/newscenter/gigantic-ring-system-around-j1407b/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V1400_Centauri