Now We Know Why Jupiter Doesn’t Have Big, Glorious Rings Like Saturn

Now We Know Why Jupiter Doesn't Have Big, Glorious Rings Like Saturn

Given the similarities to its neighbor Saturn, it seems natural to wonder why Jupiter doesn’t also have a magnificent and extensive visible ring system. Unfortunately, it is not reality. Although Jupiter does have rings, they are thin, wispy, flimsy things of dust, visible only when the sun shines on them from behind. According to new …

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