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Scientists reveal new ring around Saturn

Scientists have discovered a new ring round the planetSaturn. It is different from before in that it is so much further away from the planet than the other rings. It is also much larger and spaced out than the other rings. A number of Saturns moons orbit in this band such as Phoebe and Iapetus. It was the fact that Iapetus was darker on one side than the other that lead scientists to discover the ring. The inner part of the ring is eight million kilometers from the planet and extends an additional three million kilometers further out. The picture is a NASA artist impression of the ring.

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