“Saturn’s Rings Larger in Age of Dinosaurs” –Doomed in 100 Million Years

Rings of Saturn

 

“The young age of the rings has some really startling implications,” says Tom Stallard, Associate Professor in Planetary Astronomy at the University of Leicester. “It is possible, in the age of the dinosaurs, that Saturn’s rings were even larger and brighter than we see them today. Something dramatic must have happened around Saturn to make them this large, long after the planet itself formed.”

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