Minor planet Chiron Turns Having Ring

Astronomy Science ~ Chiron may not family Saturn, but this minor planet may have a ring like Saturn. Scientists observe the centaur (small ...

Astronomy Science ~ Chiron may not family Saturn, but this minor planet may have a ring like Saturn. Scientists observe the centaur (small class hybrid sky objects with similar characteristics of asteroids and comets) believe that they have detected a debris disc circulating around Chiron.

If true, Chiron will join Chariklo as second centaur who has a ring. It also will be the sixth object surrounded by a ring in the Solar System. Scientists discovered the double ring system in Chariklo last year. It was a surprising discovery, because scientists suspect that asteroid-like object was less active.

Illustration of Chiron
Illustration of Chiron
"It's interesting, because it is the centaur Chiron (the center of the solar system, between Jupiter and Pluto) where we originally did not think that these objects will be active," said Amanda Bosh, lecturer of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Apparently they are quite active", he added.

Ring, Shells, or Jet?

Chiron diameter and about 246 kilometers Chariklo. Previously, the system rings have been identified on the giant planets in our solar system like Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune. Chariklo become the fifth object that has a ring in the Solar System.

Chiron orbiting ring possibilities revealed after researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology study "stellar occultation," in November 2011 when a phenomenon in which light from the star is blocked by an other object. In this case, the effect of light created when Chiron hovering in front of a bright star that appears to reveal a mysterious shadow that shows the disc.

Scientists believe that this could signify the ring system, "shell" of gas and dust circular or jets of material - possibly ice that is heated by the sun - kicking vapor from the surface. Bosh and his colleagues have published their findings in the journal Icarus. According to the researchers, our solar system is estimated to have about 44,000 objects centaur.
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