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NASA Research Reveals Saturn is Losing Its Rings at “Worst-Case-Scenario” Rate

17 Dec 2018, 16:00 UTC
NASA Research Reveals Saturn is Losing Its Rings at “Worst-Case-Scenario” Rate NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

New NASA research confirms that Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the maximum rate estimated from Voyager 1 & 2 observations made decades ago. The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn’s magnetic field.

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