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    Haumea ring

    https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/11/...on-occultation

    Article also mentions Chariklo, a minor planet between Jupiter & Neptune that also has rings. Seems like stellar forge needs some minor updating to incorporate a wider variety of small bodies?

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    Wow an egg shaped planet .... well I never.. I didn't know that was possible.

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    Is that a real image, or just graphics?
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    Originally Posted by ebbrell View Post (Source)
    Wow an egg shaped planet .... well I never.. I didn't know that was possible.
    It almost looks soft and still forming. A very interesting find. Something to think about stating to mine in space on, maybe.
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    Originally Posted by Arry View Post (Source)
    Is that a real image, or just graphics?
    That is CGI. There's absolutely no way to get any detailed image of it at this time.

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    The Chariklo rings were discovered in 2014, "Haumea ring therefore wasn't a huge surprise".

    Haumea Nature article:

    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal...ture24051.html


    Chariklo ESO article:

    http://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1410/

    "eso1410 — Science Release - First Ring System Around Asteroid - Chariklo found to have two rings - 26 March 2014"