Rocky ring spotted around a dwarf planet in our Solar System

The most effective way of discovering planets beyond our Solar System has been through observing occultations when a body passes in front of its host star. Astronomers have now used that method to get a better look at a little-known dwarf planet much closer to home: Haumea, which orbits the Sun beyond Neptune. The observations not only gave scientists a better understanding of the planet's size, shape and density, but it allowed them to make a surprising new discovery: Haumea has a rocky ring around it... Continue Reading Rocky ring spotted around a dwarf planet in our Solar System Category: Space Tags: Astronomy Dwarf planet Max Planck Institute Neptune Solar System Related Articles: NASA plans probe of mysterious ice giants in the outer Solar System Planet Nine could cause chaos following the death of our Sun Intense x-ray laser

Rocky ring spotted around a dwarf planet in our Solar System

The most effective way of discovering planets beyond our Solar System has been through observing occultations when a body passes in front of its host star. Astronomers have now used ...

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Gizmag

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Wed 11 Oct 17 from Phys.org

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Wed 11 Oct 17 from ScienceNews

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Fri 13 Oct 17 from Geek.com

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Fri 13 Oct 17 from FOXNews

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Wed 11 Oct 17 from CNET

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Wed 11 Oct 17 from Ars Technica

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Wed 11 Oct 17 from Livescience

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