Rings Of Saturn

Saturn is the planet with the most impressive ring system in the Solar System. The Rings of Saturn were first noticed by Galileo Galilei in 1610; however, they were described by Christiaan Huygens in 1655. In accordance with the known structure of planetary rings, they form a dynamic system that retains its shape thanks to the constant control of Saturn and its moons by the gravitational effects of a large number of small particles of ‘dust’, ‘ice’ and ‘rock’ that move independently of each other

The brightness of the Rings varies greatly with the distance from the center of the planet. It is believed that this depends on the change in particle sizes and the distribution of chemical components, as well as the particle density contained in the Rings.

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Stephanie is an Editorial Assistant and Journalist at Science atlas. She adores all living things, so it’s no surprise she mainly writes about biology, astronomy and earth. She holds a Bachelor of Science with honours, majoring in zoology and genetics, and a Masters in Science Communication. She has also worked as an exotics veterinary nurse, before joining the Science atlas editorial team. She is an accomplished illustrator and designer, and puts her skills to work when curating incredible images for Science atlas, and designing infographics such as our News or illustrations. In her spare time, Stephanie loves exploring wild places, stalking wildlife with a camera, reading, and drawing.

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