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Ring Around the Asteroid



Researchers have now confirmed that the asteroid Chariklo has rings – two, in fact.  This is the first time an asteroid has been observed sporting rings.  Scientists speculate they may have formed as result of surface collision with the resulting dust and debris getting caught in the asteroid’s gravitational pull.  The rings may eventually form a small moon.

(artist’s interpretation of Chariklo. Image credit: CNN)

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Kristen E. Strubberg is the Editor-in-Chief for TGNR. Kristen founded TGNR in 2013 - seeking to create a high quality platform for original, eclectic and substantive positive news journalism by attracting expert contributors in many varying subjects. Kristen also works as a clinical medical researcher in Cardiology, with an original background in Neuroscience. Her passion for science has translated to her science-fiction specialization, with her highly adept published insights into the best of sci-fi’s popular culture. Kristen has served as TGNR’s Editor-in-Chief since 2013.