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University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute


Caption: Chariklo is a comet-like miniature planet located between Saturn and Uranus. It has a diameter of 250 km and new observations show that there are two rings of ice particles and pebbles. This is the first time such a small celestial body with rings has been observed.

Credit: Lucie Maquet

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