Oddball dwarf planet Haumea has a ring

It’s the first object past Neptune in the solar system known to have debris circling it

Haumea's ring illustrated

RING AROUND THE DWARF PLANET  Haumea’s ring, shown in this artist’s illustration, revealed itself by momentarily blocking the light of a distant star.

IAA-CSIC/UHU

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