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None taken. Haha nope, not me. That picture is hilarious though, if actually serious lachen.gif

Even if it wasn't intended to be serious, there's got to be one sucker out there who will make a cult out of it. biggrin.gif
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A brown dwarf isn't an exoplanet, a brown dwarf is a brown dwarf star...doh.gif

edit: from what it says here, they aren't rings either, it being a very young failed star would make it a proto-planetary disc

They're not totally sure what it is:

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Astronomers discovered the giant planet or possibly a brown dwarf (that is, a failed star)

They know it's big, it isn't undergoing nuclear fusion, and it has a massive ring system. Given the estimated mass, I'm not too sure it's even big enough to be considered a proto-planetary disk.
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The rings will probably become several moons over a few thousand years.
    
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That is gorgeous. It is funny how galaxies cannibalize one another, fight for survival and they create something stunning like this. The way they detect these planets is quite smart. thumb.gif
 
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Hmm, seems to be overcompensating for something.
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