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Could any of the JWST instruments image the rings around 10199 Chariklo?

I don't have an "Astronomer's license" but I'll throw an envelope-back at it and see what sticks. Wikipedia's 10199 Chariklo; Rings links to F. Braga-Ribas et al. 2014 A ring system detected ...
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Asteroid mining: will full asteroid prospecting require sending probes to each asteroid?

It isn't an absolute requirement that a probe would be sent before mining an asteroid, but if a probe isn't sent anyone sending a mining mission is taking a big gamble that it's suitable - if it isn't ...
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