Neptune has rings?


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Astronomers at Villanova University report preliminary evidence that at least two ‘fairly transparent’ rings encircle Neptune. The report fuels the debate over the possibility that rings similar to those of Jupiter, Saturn, or Uranus also can be found around distant Neptune.

Each of the two rings is about 1900 km wide, according to Edward F. Guinan, Frank P. Malone, and Craig Harris. The findings, gleaned from Guinan's observations of an occultation of Neptune and a star, were reported at the recent meeting of the American Astronomical Society.