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dwarf planets, asteroid rings, and gravity waves...

Postby Cralis on Wed 26 Mar 2014 20:53

http://www.astronomynow.com/news/n1403/ ... zOQ-YX4J5Y

83 AU from Sol. But better yet? It appears to be gravitationally influenced by an unknown mass that could be up to 10 times the size of Earth.

http://www.astronomynow.com/news/n1403/ ... zOQ-4X4J5Y

250 km asteroid with not one, but TWO! rings of 3km and 7km width. Plus evidence that the rings are influenced by an unknown moon.

http://www.astronomynow.com/news/n1403/ ... zORAIX4J5Y

Polarization in the background radiation that bears the imprint of gravity waves is pretty much a smoking gun for the inflationary model of the big bang, and direct evidence of the existence of gravity waves. Very cool!
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