How did Saturn get its rings?

Answer The rings of Saturn were discovered in the early 17th century and are hypothesized to be composed of the particles once belonging to one of the planet's ancient moons.DiscoveryIn 1610, Italian astr... Read More »

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Are the rings on Saturn solid?

The rings of Saturn only look solid from a distance. They are actually composed of millions of pieces of ice and rock, ranging in size from dust particles to bigger than a house. Spacecraft have pa... Read More »

Do the rings of saturn ever change?

Saturn's rings are made of ice, but their consistency changes every second. John Hopkins University states that the rings are losing more than 6,000 pounds of ice each second. This means that at so... Read More »

What makes the rings of saturn?

Saturn, the sixth planet in our solar system, is instantly recognizable for its rings. While what made up the rings was a question that motivated scientists for centuries, astronomers now know the ... Read More »

What color are the rings around Saturn?

Saturn's rings are primarily pink and gray, with a bit of brown. The rings are made mostly of water ice. If the rings were completely clear of any other, they would be white. For this reason, it is... Read More »