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October 31, 2016
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Giant Rings Around Exoplanet Turn in the Wrong Direction
Amsterdam, Netherlands (SPX) Oct 31, 2016
Researchers from Japan and the Netherlands who were previously involved in the discovery of an exoplanet with huge rings have now calculated that the giant rings may persist more than 100,000 years, as long as the rings orbit in the opposite direction compared to that of the planet around the star. Their findings are accepted for publication in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics. The researchers Steven Rieder (RIKEN, Japan) and Matthew Kenworthy (Leiden University, the Netherlands) studied the ... read more

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