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Science Astronomers spot asteroid with its own ring system

Scientists have discovered an asteroid with its own set of rings, the only known non-planet to have this feature.

By Nola Taylor ReddContributor SPACE.com / March 26, 2014

Lucie Maquet

Scientists have made a stunning discovery in the outer realm of the solar system — an asteroid with its own set of rings that orbits the sun between Saturn and Uranus. The space rock is the first non-planetary object ever found to have its own ring system, researchers say.