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originally posted by: newWorldSamurai
Amazing. Have they used this technique to detect this around any other planets?
originally posted by: Dr1Akula
The already known visible rings of suturn are just rocks (tiny to big ones) and dust orbiting the planet, but whatever matter this enormous ring is made of...
The bulk of the ring material starts about six million kilometers (3.7 million miles) away from the planet
...how can such a small (relatively) planet's gravity field sustain such a huge amount of matter in that distance?
Even if it is made of just dust and ice.... it's amazing (and beautiful to imagine)
originally posted by: swanne
It would seem remaining at baseline would qualify as "non feeling" and perhaps not be a feeling at all.
Zero is as much a value than +1 or -1. Saying that is it a non-value would only be true if +1 and -1 were the only values possible.
originally posted by: PrinceJohnson
Prepare To Be Amazed.
I feel nothing at all. NOTHING. And that's the way I like it- for now, anyway.
The rings of Saturn are the most extensive planetary ring system of any planet in the Solar System. They consist of countless small particles, ranging in size from micrometres to metres, that orbit about Saturn. The ring particles are made almost entirely of water ice, with a trace component of rocky material. There is still no consensus as to their mechanism of formation; some features of the rings suggest a relatively recent origin, but theoretical models indicate they are likely to have formed early in the Solar System's history.
The Jovian ring system is faint and consists mainly of dust. It has four main components: a thick inner torus of particles known as the "halo ring"; a relatively bright, exceptionally thin "main ring"; and two wide, thick and faint outer "gossamer rings", named for the moons of whose material they are composed: Amalthea and Thebe.
originally posted by: SheopleNation
Maybe Saturn is being terra formed by some kind of Universal God like idea or thought who put those rings there. Or maybe even some intelligent Alien species. The rings should have a reason for being there, one would think. Just saying.
originally posted by: zazzafrazz
Could Earth have a ring if we were able to look at it with the right equipment from distance Or is it too close to the sun for the solar winds to blow it away? Just a thought. I read somewhere we had one when the moon was formed.
originally posted by: JadeStar
Here's your reason for rings around planets.
The universal god in this case is physics.