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Within the Rings of 47 Ursae Majoris b

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Credit:        John Whatmough
Image Number:        006
Created:        1997
Available Resolution:        1024x768

Like all of the gas giants of our own systems, it is likely that at least some of the newly discovered massive extrasolar planets have a system of rings. Within the rings of the planet orbiting 47 Ursae Majoris, we see millions of the icy fragments girdling the planet.

This image is Copyright by John Whatmough, all rights reserved.