Observations of the occultation of asteroid Chariklo

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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Auðkenni:eso1410e
Útgáfudagur:Mar 26, 2014, 19:00 CET
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1410
Tímalengd:20 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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Nafn:Chariklo
Tegund:Solar System : Interplanetary Body : Asteroid
Flokkur:Solar System

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