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Humea found to have rings

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There may be more ringed objects in the outer solar system than anyone knew.

 

This week, researchers revealed that the egg-shaped dwarf planet Haumea - one of four known diminutive planets that circle the sun from beyond the orbit of Neptune - is surrounded by a ring of material roughly 43 miles in width.

 

Although rings are well-known around Saturn (obviously) as well as Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus, the new discovery represents the third time in just the last few years that scientists have found a ring around a solar system object that is not a planet.

 

https://i.stuff.co.nz/science/98029240/beyond-the-orbit-of-neptune-a-dwarf-planet-is-found-to-have-a-ring

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