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There are only five bodies in our solar system that are known to bear rings. The most obvious is the planet Saturn; to a lesser extent, rings of gas and dust also encircle Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. The fifth member of this haloed group is Chariklo, one of a class of minor planets called centaurs: small, rocky bodies that possess qualities of both asteroids and comets.
Astronomers writing in the journal Nature say they have observed a minor planet which contains two rings of ice and pebbles for the first time.
- The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.