Will Saturn Ever Lose Its Rings?
The rings of Saturn are one of the most stunning sights in our solar system. As it turns out,
The rings themselves are not very old in comparison to the age of Saturn,
During the Voyager 1 and 2 flybys of Saturn, astronomers were able to see the rings up-close and analyze them in detail.
Shortly after the Voyager flybys of Saturn, astronomers proposed explanations for the three discoveries mentioned
Saturn’s rings are composed mostly of water ice, these charged particles are water molecules.
these charged particles will emit their own light that astronomers can observe using Earth-based telescopes,
This gives astronomers an estimate for how much material the rings are losing, and it turns out to be quite a lot