Found Chiron (Chiron) asteroid ring structure, suggesting a cyclic structure of celestial bodies in the solar system more generally exist, far beyond previous expectations.
Scientists detect asteroids Chiron might like Saturn, like the existence of a ring structure, suggesting that ring celestial ubiquitous in the solar system
According to foreign media reports, we all know, Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune have gas dust ring structure, in 2014 scientists discovered the existence of celestial stars fifth ring structure of the solar system – female Chiron (Chariklo) asteroid, which is a stars Centaurs. Currently, the solar system, astronomers detected the latest second teeth asteroid ring structure exists – Chiron (Chiron) asteroids, suggesting a cyclic structure of celestial bodies in the solar system more generally exist, far beyond previous expectations.
In order to find the ring structure, the MIT scientists observed the asteroid Chiron is located in front of the sun changes in brightness, which can briefly block the sun’s rays. What the sun is blocked by observing the details of the analysis, the asteroid Chiron scientists say there may be a circular disk of debris.
Cyclic structure of asteroids Chiron
Massachusetts Institute of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences lecturer Amanda Bosch (Amanda Bosh) said: “This is very interesting, because Chiron is a centaurs , we initially do not think it is active, However, recent observations show that this is a very active asteroid. ”
Like a fairy tale about Centaur legends like centaurs are “half-breed”, the characteristics of both asteroids and comets. Today there are 44,000 scientists assess centaurs at least the inner solar system, they are centrally located in the strip-shaped region between the orbits of Jupiter and Pluto.
Chiron asteroid discovered in 1977, it was the first one to be classified as centaurs objects, although most centaurs are considered dormant, scientists were able to observe the asteroid Chiron sparkling shimmer. 1980s astronomers asteroid brightness type found trailing track their activity similar to comets.
In 2010, MIT began to draw the asteroid Chiron orbit interaction and the sun, to facilitate more accurate monitoring when the asteroid Chiron passing in front of the sun, so astronomers observed the light bright enough to fully probe to. Professor Bosch said, this observation is surprised to discover that we need some luck just wait until the asteroid Chiron passing in front of the sun, and has full brightness, the asteroid Chiron volume is very small, it is through the sun in front of a very short time, blink Inter will miss.