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What are Saturn's rings made of?
Question Date: 2013-02-20
Answer 1:

Saturn's rings are composed mainly of particles of ice (ranging in size from microscopic to the size of your house), although the rings also contain rocks and dust. The origin of the rings is mysterious; some have suggested that they are the remnants of a collision between one of Saturn's moons and a large comet. Others believe that some of the material in the rings came from volcanic eruptions and impact ejecta from the various moons of Saturn.

Answer 2:

This is an interesting question. In order to write an answer for you, I looked on Internet and I found that the rings of Saturn are made up of dust, rock, and ice accumulated from passing comets, meteorite impacts on Saturn’s moons, and the planet’s gravity pulling material from these moons. You have to know here that Saturn has 62 moons!

The size of the material in the rings goes from small grains to pieces larger than tall buildings, and a few of them are up to a kilometer across. It is also interesting to know that each ring orbits at a different speed around Saturn.

If you want to read more about Saturn, you can go to:

Saturn's rings
Moons of Saturn

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