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Found on 2014 to have two rings, the asteroid 10199 Chariklo refuted conventional theory that asteroids could not have rings. Within this project, I demonstrated and visualized the ring formation process of 10199 Chariklo to support my hypothesis. (Read Research Paper...).

Awards / Recognitions

2020 Korea Science and Engineering Fair (KSEF) Physics Bronze

2020 Korea Science and Engineering Fair (KSEF) International Earth Science Bronze

Published on the International Journal of STEAM

2020 Youth International Science Fair (YISF) National Representative

Ring Formation Simulation

Various Mass Ratio

In addition to what is possible above, this video shows 200 mass ratios of the two particles that collide and form a ring at the desired height. The mass ratio is displayed below, and continuously changes throughout the video. 

Complete Inelastic Collision

We were able to simulate each of the following scenarios to reach the conclusion that complete inelastic collisions cannot result in circular ring formation at the desired height. If the particles ejected from the surface had enough kinetic energy to form a circular ring, they lacked the potential energy to collide at the desired height; and vice versa. 

Partially Inelastic Collision

Hence, we simulated partially inelastic collisions, whereby we were able to confirm that ring formation through partially inelastic collisions were feasible. A wide range of mass ratios were possible as in the three examples below. 

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