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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Evidence of rings in starlight: The rings of Chariklo

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Evidence of rings in starlight: The rings of Chariklo This graph shows how the brightness of the star Chariklo passed in front of as time passed. In addition to the shadow of Chariklo, four other narrow features from the shadows of Chariklo’s rings are visible.

Adapted from Braga-Ribas et al. (2014)

Original image data dated on or about June 3, 2013

 

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