Astronomers Just Found an Epic Ring Around an Exotic Dwarf Planet in Our Solar System

October 12, 2017 | Courtesy of sciencealert.com

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Beyond the orbit of Neptune there are hundreds or even thousands of mysterious dwarf planets, most of which we know almost nothing about – but there's a lot to learn when we catch a rare glimpse.

Today, scientists are reporting the discovery of a vast ring encircling Haumea, a distant dwarf planet that takes some 284 Earth years to orbit the Sun, and it's the first time we've seen a ring in this category of minor planet.

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