Saturn rings reveal about its core

Saturn rings

One of Saturn’s rings has revealed properties of its core, hidden deep beneath the planet’s golden atmosphere. That core isn’t the lump of rock and ice that many scientists had proposed, the new study finds. According to the research report, the Saturn core is diffuse, pervaded by huge amounts of hydrogen and helium. Saturn rings form one of the most beautiful ring systems in our solar system.

This information will help planetary scientists to better understand, first how giant planets are formed and also the nature of such worlds orbiting other stars.

Astronomer Christopher Mankovich and astrophysicist Jim Fuller are studying the structure of Saturn’s core by examining the giant planet’s rings. They believe that Just as earthquakes help seismologists learn about Earth’s interior, oscillations inside Saturn can reveal its internal composition.

Older theories suggested that Saturn arises when rock and ice orbiting the sun start to conglomerate. But, if you want to know more about how the plant was formed, Saturn rings, and about its core, visit the Sciencenews.org.

Saturn the second largest planet in our solar system is the sixth planet from the Sun. It has the most spectacular ring system, with seven rings and several gaps and divisions between them. Read more

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