Ring discovered around 'potato-shaped' dwarf planet Haumea

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  1. August

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  2. Dundee

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    It says the ring spins 3 times slower than the planet. I wonder if the ring and the planet spin on the same Axis, they would have to I guess or the gravity of the planet would play merry hell with the ring. Cool finding.
     
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  3. Toroid

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    Maybe it's an abandoned space station or was heavily mined. Its spin rate could have been designed to create an artificial gravity in the interior.
    Haumea - Wikipedia

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  4. SOUL-DRIFTER

    SOUL-DRIFTER Life Long Researcher

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    There are probably more ringed planets than we realize.
     
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