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Astronomy: Ring detected around a dwarf planet

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Observations of the distant dwarf planet Haumea constrain its size, shape and density, and reveal an encircling planetary ring. The discovery suggests that rings are not as rare in the Solar System as previously thought. See Letter p.219

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  1. Amanda A. Sickafoose is at the South African Astronomical Observatory, Cape Town 7935, South Africa, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA.

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