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The Farthest Ring of Saturn... Prepare To Be Amazed.

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posted on Jun, 22 2015 @ 02:34 AM
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a reply to: wildespace

That is a very interesting question my friend. I always appreciate your input when it comes to subjects like this. ~$heopleNation


edit on 22-6-2015 by SheopleNation because: TypO




posted on Jun, 23 2015 @ 07:02 AM
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a reply to: swanne

Oh, okay. Cool!

And I guess its purely the attraction to the planet that keeps the dust around the planet? Or is it gravity?

Sorry, I'm rubbish at science and astronomy; I only know the very basics.



posted on Jun, 26 2015 @ 07:44 AM
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originally posted by: Yavanna
And I guess its purely the attraction to the planet that keeps the dust around the planet? Or is it gravity?

Both. It is Saturn's gravitational attraction that keeps the ring in near Saturn, and the ring's rotation speed that keeps it orbiting (as opposed to falling into) Saturn.



posted on Jun, 26 2015 @ 02:28 PM
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a reply to: swanne

Ah okay. And can that ring be attracted to something else than Saturn?



posted on Jun, 26 2015 @ 02:31 PM
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originally posted by: Yavanna
a reply to: swanne

Ah okay. And can that ring be attracted to something else than Saturn?


Well the Sun is probably making a small pull on it. But Saturn is much a closer mass (remember that gravity diminishes with the distance).




posted on Jun, 26 2015 @ 08:02 PM
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a reply to: swanne

Oh okay... Well that answers the question I and another member had.



posted on Jun, 27 2015 @ 06:05 PM
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Wouldn't it be logical to assume the Jupiter would have a similar, large extended outer ring like this? A google search didn't turn up any results.

Interestingly, google did return this:



Pretty random, lol
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