Chariklo- the newly discovered asteroid with rings
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26-03-2014, 02:21 PM
Chariklo- the newly discovered asteroid with rings
CNN article - asteroid with rings

from the article:

Chariklo is fairly small -- 250 kilometers (150 miles) in diameter. It is classified as a "centaur," an object that has an unstable orbit and crosses giant planets' orbits. Mythological centaurs had both human and horse features, while centaurs in the solar system may have both comet and asteroid characteristics.
The asteroid is only the fifth solar system object whose rings have been detected. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune also have rings.


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26-03-2014, 02:30 PM
RE: Chariklo- the newly discovered asteroid with rings
First I've heard of it. Very interesting. Will check out a few sites for more info.

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