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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…