Saturn Recycling Rings

Posted by Michael Pinto on Dec 13, 2007 in Science |

Saturn Recycling Rings

According to this BBC article it seems scientists are rethinking the rings of Saturn as being the result of an ongoing process that will last for billions of years:

Saturn’s rings ‘may live forever’

“Saturn’s iconic rings may be much older than we thought, scientists say. New data from the Cassini probe shows these thin bands of orbiting particles were probably there billions years ago, and are likely to be very long-lived. It means we are not in some special time – the giant planet has most likely always provided a stunning view.”

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