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Astronomers Discover Two New Objects in Space!

Astronomers have discovered an asteroid with rings! They noticed the rings when the rock passed in front of a star in June of 2013. This is the first time rings have been found around an object in space that’s not a planet. Planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune also have rings.

Astronomers have also discovered a dwarf planet that’s even farther away than pluto! It’s icy, red, and 280 miles in diameter, and they named it  “2012 VP113.” The dwarf planet’s orbit reaches into a new edge of the solar system.

 

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