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J1407

(1SWASP J140747.93-394542.86, 1SWASP J140747)
(star orbited by a companion with a ring system)

J1407 (or 1SWASP J140747.93-394542.86 or 1SWASP J140747) is a Sun-like star 430 light-years away that shows signs of a companion with a ring system, like that of Saturn but much larger. The rings showed in a pattern of darkening much like the rings of a planet passing in front of the star. The star was discovered by SuperWASP (SWASP).

Characteristics:


(star)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1SWASP_J140747.93-394542.6
RedshiftParsecs
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Lightyears
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~0133pc434lyJ1407

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