(WHEC) Since the days of Galileo, astronomers have explored the heavens making many discoveries along the way.
At the University of Rochester, a discovery was just made that has caused astronomers around the world to take notice.
It’s called Exoplanet J1407-B, and while the name of this planet may sound odd, its discovery is groundbreaking.
UR Physics and Astronomy professor Eric Mamajek led an international team of scientists that found a ring system around a planet outside our solar system that rivals that of the famous ringed planet Saturn.
It’s the first time astronomers have found something like this outside of our solar system.
“This is probably the first indirect evidence we have of moons forming around planets outside of our solar system. And that has never been seen before,” Dr. Mamajek explains.
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