An artist’s rendering of the dwarf planet Haumea and its ring system, beyond Neptune. The discovery of a ring around an unassuming mini planet in our solar system debunks the theory that only giant planets have such features. Photo: AFP/Nature Publishing Group

Interstellar rock visiting our solar system a reminder of how far we’ve come, and still have to go

Paul Stapleton says the recent discovery of a space rock from beyond our galaxy shows the power of our technology, but also how much we have to learn about the universe

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An artist’s rendering of the dwarf planet Haumea and its ring system, beyond Neptune. The discovery of a ring around an unassuming mini planet in our solar system debunks the theory that only giant planets have such features. Photo: AFP/Nature Publishing Group
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