Unique asteroid discovered in space

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
This is the first time rings have been found around an object in the solar system that is not a planet.

This is the first time rings have been found around an object in the solar system that is not a planet.

(CNN) - A new, cool discovery is discovered in space.....an asteroid with rings.

Astronomers found it around an object named Chariklo, which orbits the sun between Saturn and Uranus.

They noticed the rings as the space rock passed in front of a star in June 2013.

This is the first time rings have been found around an object in the solar system that is not a planet.

The findings are published in the Journal of Nature.


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