Feb 8, 2023

Astonished Scientists Just Discovered Another New ‘Ring World’ In Our Solar System

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After the news in January of the James Webb Space Telescope spying rings around Chariklo—a tiny world over two billion miles away from Earth—new research reveals another remote ringed world in the solar system.

Quaoar (pronounced “kwar-waar”) is a dwarf planet about 700 miles/1,110 kilometers in diameter—about half the size of Pluto—that orbits the Sun beyond Neptune in the remote and cold Kuiper belt region. It has a tiny moon called Weywot.

Scientists have found rings around Quaoar, a small body in the solar system about half the size of Pluto.

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