Comments and questions about the APOD on the main view screen.
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Have you noticed that the rings of Saturn do not extend beyond Saturn's shadow? Could the shadow allow them to cool down enough to not subliminate, while debris far enough out in orbit to avoid the shadow over time, become relatively warmer, and dissipate? Or something like that? Would solar wind pressure be enough to perturb ring particle orbits? Hmm.
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they are all around the planet. it is impossible for rings to remain in shadow of inner planet body.mookie wrote:Have you noticed that the rings of Saturn do not extend beyond Saturn's shadow?