QUOTE(Trip like I do @ Aug 11, 2009, 04:20 PM)
.... and then what?
It is hard to say from the picture but this could be a comet or star or planet forming in the early stages.
Slowing energy would have to follow a blueprint of some kind so that stable elements would form from the abundance of stable atoms. Elements would form as energy continued to slow into atoms.
In Saturns case it is being propelled while rings are still visible. But the orb is also very visible now.
This picture seems to be near the start of the process. an - cn = bn. circling invisible dark matter and yet slower circling visible dark matter with many possible invisible atoms in the center. As more atoms collect then the overall speed of the mass slows down and the matter becomes more visible.