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Blink from a remote world

The use of stellar occultations to disclose unknown aspects of our Solar System is not new. But the latest such event to be reported involves an object that lies beyond the orbit of Neptune — and is a first.

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Figure 1: Observing a stellar occultation by KBO 55636.


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Sicardy, B. Blink from a remote world. Nature 465, 878–879 (2010).

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