Football-shaped Haumea found to have giant ring system

While Earth takes 365 days to orbit the Sun, Haumea takes close to 284 years to do so.

    2017/10/13

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THE OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM — Scientists in Granada, Spain have discovered a ring system around the dwarf planet Haumea

Named after that Hawaiian goddess of childbirth, Haumea is orbited by two moons and, according to a new Nature study, a giant ring system.

The only other celestial bodies observed to present a ring system Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus.

Details of the finding were published in the journal Nature.
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