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Spitzer Discovers Saturn's Largest Ring

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So, what else don't we know about our own solar system? :)

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2009/07oct_giantring.htm

"Spitzer Discovers Saturn's Largest Ring

10.07.2009

October 7, 2009: NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has discovered an enormous and previously unknown infrared ring around Saturn.

"This is one supersized ring," says Anne Verbiscer, an astronomer at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. "If you could see the ring in the night sky, it would span the width of two full Moons. ...."

More from link (found via Spaceweather)

This is an incredible discovery, (almost) on our own doorstep :)

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