Ring discovered around egg-shaped dwarf planet Haumea (page 2)

Astronomers have found a ring of particles surrounding a small, distant space rock at the edge of our Solar System. The ring encircles a strange world called Haumea, a dwarf planet thatís shaped a bit like a squashed egg. Haumea is one of just five officially recognized dwarf planets in the Solar System, but itís the only one we know of to have its very own ring. Although Haumea is unique among its peers, this isnít the first time a ring has been found around a small body like this in our Solar System. In 2014, this same group of astronomers said that they had found two thin rings around a smaller, minor planet called Chariklo that orbits between Jupiter and Neptune. The discovery completely surprised the astronomy community. Up until... Continue reading…

Ring discovered around egg-shaped dwarf planet Haumea

A new study reports that a ring has been spotted around another object in our solar system: Haumea, a weird, egg-shaped, distant dwarf planet        

Wed 11 Oct 17 from USA today

Astronomers discover ring around the dwarf planet Haumea

International experts , including from the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia in Granada, Spain, made the discovery after arranging for 12 different telescopes to make observations. ...

Wed 11 Oct 17 from Daily Mail

Astronomers discover a ring around egg-shaped dwarf planet Haumea

Astronomers have found a ring of particles surrounding a small, distant space rock at the edge of our Solar System. The ring encircles a strange world called Haumea, a dwarf planet ...

Wed 11 Oct 17 from The Verge

Surprise! Bizarre Dwarf Planet Haumea Has Rings

Scientists have discovered a ring system around the dwarf planet Haumea.

Wed 11 Oct 17 from SPACE.com

Haumea, the most peculiar of Pluto companions, has a ring around it

The trans-neptunian belt contains four dwarf planets, among which Haumea stands out for its extremely elongated shape and rapid rotation.

Sat 14 Oct 17 from Astrobiology Magazine

Haumea, the most peculiar of Pluto companions, has a ring around it, Tue 17 Oct 17 from SpaceDaily

Haumea, the most peculiar of Pluto companions, has a ring around it, Thu 12 Oct 17 from ScienceDaily

This weirdo dwarf planet has a ring around it

The Kuiper Belt object Haumea has been hiding something from us.

Thu 12 Oct 17 from Astronomy.com

Ring around a dwarf planet detected

Garching, Germany (SPX) Oct 16, 2017 Ten observatories in six European countries teamed up for recent observations of a stellar occultation by the dwarf planet Haumea, which surprisingly ...

Mon 16 Oct 17 from SpaceDaily

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