What makes the rings of saturn?

Answer 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 »

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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 »

What are the names of the rings around Saturn?

The names of Saturn's rings in order from closest to the planet to farthest are D, C, Columbo Gap, Maxwell Gap, Bond Gap, Dawes Gap, B, Cassini Division, Huygens Gap, Herschel Gap, Russell Gap, Jef... Read More »

In what year did Galileo discover the rings of Saturn?

Galileo Galilei discovered the rings of Saturn in 1610. He was the first to observe this phenomenon, with his telescope, and initially thought the rings were handles on both sides of the planet.Sou... Read More »

What year did Galileo discover the rings of Saturn?

The Italian astronomer, mathematician and physicist Galileo Galilei built his first telescope in 1609. In 1610, he first observed Saturn and its rings. He wrote his discovery in code so he could co... Read More »