It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
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.
"So, as well as the rings, it's likely that Chariklo has at least one small moon still waiting to be discovered," added Ribas.
reply to post by misscurious
Might have been me, figured I'd start a new thread to separate discussion from speculation.
reply to post by martianmallow
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?edit on b41411136 by Biigs because: (no reason given)
I'm more excited to see the pictures. Hope they publish them soon!