Strange Ring Around Quaoar

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Quaoar is a Pluto-sized object orbiting in the outer reaches of our Solar System. The scientists have now observed what looks like a ring beyond the Roche limit for stable rings to exist - well according to classical theory. See here.

Enjoy the speculation on this one... oh for various reasons I'm having a damned good laugh about it!
 

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