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

14 Oct 2017, 16:00 UTC
Haumea, the most peculiar of Pluto companions, has a ring around it IAA-CSIC/UHU

The trans-neptunian belt contains four dwarf planets, among which Haumea stands out for its extremely elongated shape and rapid rotation. A stellar occultation makes it possible to establish main physical characteristics of heretofore this little known body – among which most surprising was presence of a ring.

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