Rings [ID: 2]

Saturn may have the most famous rings but Jupiter has some too. Jupiter’s rings are best imaged when looking towards the sun because of the way small particles scatter light. This is a familiar process that allows us for example to see dust hanging in the air when we look at the beam of light from a projector.

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  1. comment by Veratar-70 on 2021-02-25 08:34 UT

    Like the other outer planets, Saturn is a gas giant. That means it’s mostly hydrogen and helium. It probably lacks a solid surface, though its semisolid core, which contains metals such as iron and nickel, is much denser than the outer layers

  2. comment by Veratar-70 on 2021-02-25 08:33 UT

    Like the other outer planets, Saturn is a gas giant. That means it’s mostly hydrogen and helium. It probably lacks a solid surface, though its semisolid core, which contains metals such as iron and nickel, is much denser than the outer layers

  3. comment by Kelt-9b on 2020-04-05 04:52 UT

    Ring around the planet was first observed by voyager 2 spacecraft but now we have a detailed picture of them rings explain a lot of things about the origin of the planet the disturbances in the young solar system. Saturn too has much more wider and thicker rings than we are able to see they were observed by the spitzer telescope, likewise we could get a better understanding of the main constituents of Jupiter's rings by viewing them in another wavelength of light. rings are worth studying.

    • comment by Burian-34 on 2020-04-29 13:03 UT

      i agree

  4. comment by Eviesobczak-69 on 2020-01-19 04:44 UT
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  5. comment by BrianSwift on 2019-07-24 01:23 UT

    Ring were successfully imaged back on PJ03 from JNCE_2016346_03R00112, https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/processing?id=2576

    What is the source of the above image?

  6. comment by Sirrah-43 on 2019-05-12 21:28 UT

    I am not sure that many people are aware of the fact that Jupiter has rings, and I believe that this would be one of the important pictures to take given the opportunity.

  7. comment by bzznzo on 2019-04-22 15:57 UT

    crossing my fingers for ideal lighting conditions and geometry!