Saturn’s Rings : Study
Saturn’s rings will briefly disappear from view in 2025 due to an optical illusion caused by the planet’s tilt (which happens every 13 to 15 years), and the alignment of its rings with Earth’s line of sight.
- The rings will gradually reappear as Saturn continues to revolve around the Sun.
- According to NASA, Saturn is expected to lose its rings completely in the next 300 million years due to the gravitational pull of the planet and its magnetic field.
- The phenomenon of “ring rain” causes ice particles from the rings to be pulled into the planet by its gravity under the influence of Saturn’s magnetic field.
- Saturn is the 6th planet from the Sun and 2nd largest in the solar system
- It is Composed mostly of hydrogen and helium
- It has Spectacular and complex rings made of ice, rock, and dust
- It has 146 moons, including Enceladus and Titan
- It has Shortest day in the solar system (10.7 hours)
- One orbit around the Sun takes about 29.4 Earth years