View Full Version : Why are Saturn's Rings Disappearing?

2008-Mar-18, 07:50 PM
Astronomers have noticed a change on Saturn. The planet's rings are getting thinner and thinner and the details*in the dark bands*are getting harder to observe. What's more, at this rate, Saturn's rings will have completely vanished by Sept. 4, 2009!But don't pack up your telescopes quite yet, there's no reason to be alarmed. This phenomenon [...]

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2008-Mar-18, 08:22 PM
I was very fortunate to pick up astronomy and my telescope at the height of visibility. Since then it has been endless fun showing the rings of Saturn to friends and family.

I have to share this entry now.