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Asteroid Chariklo Has Rings: Images of a Space Rock Oddity (Gallery)

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Rings Surrounding Asteroid Chariklo

Credit: Lucie Maquet
The rings of Saturn are among the crown jewels of our solar syste, but it turns out that asteroids can have rings of their own, too. Here: See an artist's…Read More »





view of the rings surrounding the asteroid Chariklo, which is only 155 miles (250 kilometers) across. The asteroid is the first non-planetary body in the solar system discovered to have its own ring system. Image released March 26, 2014. [See videos and read the full story here]   Less «
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