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What is Saturn's rings made out of?
Question Date: 2005-12-08
Answer 1:

Saturn is surrounded by hundreds of multi-colored rings. These rings spin around the planet, appearing to be solid but they are actually made of very fine dust, rock and ice particles. The ice causes them to glisten. Nobody is sure how Saturn came to have such amazing rings, although scientists believe that they are what is left of a moon which used to orbit Saturn.

Saturn is not the only planet in the Solar System to have rings. In fact, all four of the Gas Giants (Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune) have ring systems. However, these other ring systems are extremely thin and almost impossible to see. The rings of Neptune are not even complete. Instead, the planet appears to have arcs orbiting it!


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