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Ring in the new

Planets are no longer the only Solar System bodies sporting ring systems. Two dense rings have been detected encircling a Centaur object — a relatively small, icy interloper from the distant reaches of the Solar System. See Letter p.72

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Figure 1: Chariklo's rings.

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Burns, J. Ring in the new. Nature 508, 48–49 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13218

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