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If you were on Saturn, could you see the ring going around it?
Question Date: 1998-03-04
Answer 1:

The rings around Saturn are composed of particles ranging in size from large rock fragments to the finest dust. When we see the rings, we are seeing the sun's light reflected off of the rings. If you were on Saturn, you could see the sun's light reflected off part of the rings, possibly shining through other parts of the rings, and some parts would be in Saturn's shadow. How does the sun's light look like when reflected by a hazy sky, or the full moon? How about a dense fog, or a new moon?

Answer 2:

I guess it depends on where you are.There is a pretty thick cloud layer at high altitude. If you are above it, then you should certainly see the rings. On the other hand, are you really on Saturn at that point?

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