Waspie_Dwarf Posted February 9 #1 Share Posted February 9 (IP: Staff) · ESA’s Cheops finds an unexpected ring around dwarf planet Quaoar Quote During a break from looking at planets around other stars, ESA’s CHaracterising ExOPlanet Satellite (Cheops) mission has observed a dwarf planet in our own Solar System and made a decisive contribution to the discovery of a dense ring of material around it. The dwarf planet is known as Quaoar. The presence of a ring at a distance of almost seven and a half times the radius of Quaoar, opens up a mystery for astronomers to solve: why has this material not coalesced into a small moon? Read More: ESA 2 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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