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ESO announcement leaked EARLY!

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posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 11:28 PM
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Brazilian researchers discover asteroid with rings link


The European Southern Observatory announced this week the discovery of rings around an asteroid 1.4 billion miles from Earth. Chariklo is the largest of the class of asteroids orbiting the sun between Saturn and Uranus known as Centaurs. Results were published online today in the journal Nature.


Not nibiru but cool enough I'd say!!!




posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 11:34 PM
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Awesome! How long before someone comes in and claims it's the Galactic Federation coming to our rescue...

Space and the thought of it being infinite just boggles my mind. There's no telling what lurks out there just beyond our vision and grasp.



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 11:35 PM
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Ah thats cool i guess, but i was expecting something more.... well more.

If all it was was an asteroid with a ring, why didnt they just tell us right away, why the suspense?
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posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 11:35 PM
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I guess I'm out of the betting pool on this one... I had them "discovering that dark matter is simply made of dumb ideas... which is why it is so darned dense"...

Very cool though... whooda thunkit?



posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 11:46 PM
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"So, as well as the rings, it's likely that Chariklo has at least one small moon still waiting to be discovered," added Ribas.

I have never heard of an asteroid with rings! It could also have at least one moon? WOW! I would love to see HD pics of this! Thank you for the post!



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 12:11 AM
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I wonder if Neil Degrasse Tyson and his evil cabal over at the
"Planetary Definition League" are going to chime in and let this
"big ringed-rock" take poor, poor, Pluto's place...

You recall Pluto got demoted from "planet" for being too small
and too far away.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 12:18 AM
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Anyone see the original "Starman" movie? The craft at the end basically had rings. Make ya wonder!



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 12:32 AM
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I imagine since it's the first object of its kind it's a pretty big deal to them!! I was hoping they found our Sun's binary companion myself haha



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 12:50 AM
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This is great news, thanks for sharing. We all know what the rings mean: The Galactic Federation is coming to our rescue!

S+F



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 02:36 AM
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This was in the original thread, one savvy user figured it out..



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 02:43 AM
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Is this why they have been trying to cover the sun with them pesky chemtrails

*cough* i mean contrails


ETA: Time to keep an eye on the new heavens gate members ;-)
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posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 03:03 AM
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Might have been me, figured I'd start a new thread to separate discussion from speculation.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 03:58 AM
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martianmallow
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Might have been me, figured I'd start a new thread to separate discussion from speculation.


I was first, nah nah nah! www.abovetopsecret.com...
And it's perfectly ok to discuss the news in that one big thread.

It's still gonna be a while until the media anounces it, BUT WE ALREADY KNOW mwahaaaaaaaa!
That's why I love ATS.



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 04:57 AM
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Aw damn you were!

And I thought I'd read the whole thread, lol.

Mods can delete this one if needed I won't take it personal



posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 04:38 PM
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I'm more excited to see the pictures.

Hope they publish them soon!

I guess the artist's rendering will have to do...


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posted on Mar, 30 2014 @ 12:08 AM
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Biigs
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Ah thats cool i guess, but i was expecting something more.... well more.

If all it was was an asteroid with a ring, why didnt they just tell us right away, why the suspense?
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Yes because discovering something that was previously thought impossible is just so weak.



posted on Mar, 30 2014 @ 02:19 AM
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I'm more excited to see the pictures. Hope they publish them soon!


You're in for a disappointment then. There are no pictures of the rings around this asteroid. They were detected when the asteroid occulted a star, and several observers in different locations detected "dips" in the light from the star both before and after the asteroid had moved in front of it.



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