10199 Chariklo

10199 Chariklo

Astronomical discovery

  • Radius
    151 km
  • Orbital period
    63 years
  • Discovered
    February 15, 1997
  • Orbits
    Sun
  • Discoverer
    James V. Scotti
  • Did you know
    Astronomers have made the surprise discovery that the remote asteroid Chariklo is surrounded by two dense and narrow rings.
Profiles
  • About

    10199 Chariklo is the largest confirmed centaur. It orbits the Sun between Saturn and Uranus, grazing the orbit of Uranus. On 26 March 2014, astronomers announced the discovery of two rings around Chariklo by observing a stellar occultation, making it the first minor planet known to have rings.

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    10199 Chariklo - Astronomical discovery
    10199 Chariklo - Astronomical discovery
    10199 Chariklo - Astronomical discovery
    10199 Chariklo - Astronomical discovery
    10199 Chariklo - Astronomical discovery
    10199 Chariklo - Astronomical discovery
    10199 Chariklo - Astronomical discovery
    10199 Chariklo - Astronomical discovery
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