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Rings may be common around a weird kind of asteroid

February 22, 2016

Discovery News | Feb. 19, 2016

Charik­lo — affec­tion­ate­ly dubbed a “strange lit­tle object” by one researcher — is an aster­oid that resides between Sat­urn and Uranus. What’s more, Charik­lo has its own ring sys­tem. The 2014 dis­cov­ery is still baf­fling researchers. After the dis­cov­ery, plan­e­tary sci­en­tist Mar­garet Pan at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to was curi­ous as to how those rings came to be. Read more…