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15.05.15

PATTERN EXPLORATION | SATURN RING MYSTERY

378033mainpia07873fullweb.jpg__600x0_q85_upscaleImage from the Cassini spacecraft, which was sent to uncover Saturn’s secrets

Saturn stands out in our minds as the planet with an extraordinary form: striped rings extending over 175 000 miles are suspended around the gaseous giant.

But since Galileo discovered them in 1610, the origin and purpose of the rings still remains a mystery: we don’t even know how many of them there are. Scientists believe that through answering these questions we will learn more about our solar system…

Uncover more about Saturn’s stripes at the Smithsonian…