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Michael Ellistonon 20 March 2013
Transcript of Saturn's Rings
Saturn? Saturn has 7 rings that are named alphabetically from A to G. The rings of Saturn are made up of ice particles that range from the size of a grain of salt to the size of a house. They were discovered in the 17th century. Saturn is famous as the 'lord of the rings' because its rings are extremely bright and very large. http://www.google.ca/search?q=saturn+rings&hl=en&sa=X&rlz=1W1MXGB_enCA513&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&ei=LGJGUfmxL8q02gXbvYGQAQ&ved=0CDkQsAQ&biw=1680&bih=818 By:Michael Elliston They may be the remains of comets, asteroids or even moons that broke apart. They are made of billions of pieces of ice and rocky particles with icy coatings. Gaps in the rings have been cleared by the gravity of nearby moons. The rings are more than 275,000 km across but less than 1 km thick. This video shows what saturn's rings would look like on Earth. http://www.kidsastronomy.com/saturn-rings.htm http://www.esa.int/esaKIDSen/SEM9N6WJD1E_OurUniverse_0.html http://coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu/cosmic_kids/AskKids/saturnrings_ice.shtml http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/planets/saturn.html