Ring Around the Asteroid

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Posted April 6, 2014 by Johnny2x in Space

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Your move Saturn. Not so unique now are you?

Rings Discovered Around an Asteroid for the First Time

Scientists have discovered two dense and narrow rings around the asteroid Chariklo. This is the smallest object ever found to have rings — and only the fifth body in our solar system to sport them.
Chariklo belongs to a class of asteroids called Centaur objects, which orbit primarily between Jupiter and Neptune (unlike the numerous main-belt asteroids between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter). The Centaur object (10199) Chariklo orbits the sun between Saturn and Uranus and has a radius of about 124 kilometers. It’s the largest known Centaur object in the solar system, but still far, far smaller than Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, which all have rings. Until now, rings in the Milky Way have been found exclusively around those four giant planets.

Read more at http://www.iflscience.com/space/rings-discovered-around-asteroid-first-time#2mShR2v1BkCX0zWp.99

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