Observations of the occultation of asteroid Chariklo

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This video shows what happened when the asteroid Chariklo passed in front of a star. As well as the expected drop in brightness when the asteroid blocked the light of the star two smaller dips were seen, before and afterwards, caused by the presence of a double ring.

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ESO/Felipe Braga Ribas/M. Kornmesser

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About the Video

Id:eso1410e
Release date:26 March 2014, 19:00
Related releases:eso1410
Duration:26s

About the Object

Name:Chariklo
Type:• Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
• X - Solar System

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