Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Saturn's Rings to Disappear Tuesday

Saturn's Rings to Disappear Tuesday, article.
Only ten meters thick! Astonishing.

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Tuesday, August 11, 2009   2 comments links to this post

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At 24 Aug 2009 02:17:00, Blogger Pascal [P-04referent] said...

Given the size of the planet, and the typical astronomical scales, yes, it IS pretty amazing.
Then again, maybe it's this thin precisely because it's a big planet. Maybe the strong gravitational field doesn't allow much straying from the equilibrium orbit plane.

Saturn also has another incredible feature: two of its moons actually keep swapping their orbits. Check Wikipedia for details.

 
At 9 Sep 2011 07:02:00, Blogger TC [Girl] said...

Isn't this a BOOTIFUL picture, guys?! :-D

 

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