Proposed Centaur Mission Could Catch Comets in the Act of Formation

A recent plan would send a Centaur mission to Jupiter’s orbit and follow a comet through formation.

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Centaurs Keep Their Rings From Greedy Gas Giants

Minor planets like Chariklo are good at keeping their ring systems away from larger planets, and we are beginning to…

6 years ago

Why Do Planets Have Rings?

Planet come in a wide variety of sizes, compositions, and colors - and they can sometimes have rings. Where do…

6 years ago

Surprise! Asteroid Hosts A Two-Ring Circus Above Its Surface

Rings are a tough phenomenon to spot. As late as 1977, astronomers thought that the only thing in the solar…

8 years ago