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Fraser
2014-Mar-26, 06:10 PM
Rings are a tough phenomenon to spot. As late as 1977, astronomers thought that the only thing in the solar system with rings was the planet Saturn. Now, we can add the first asteroid to the list of ringed bodies nearby us. The asteroid*10199*Chariklo hosts two rings, perhaps due to a collision that caused a […]

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