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How were Saturn’s rings formed?

The mystery of Saturn’s rings

The Cassini spacecraft took this stunning image of Saturn eclipsing the Sun in 2006, as the probe traveled through Saturn's shadow.

The Cassini spacecraft took this stunning image of Saturn eclipsing the Sun in 2006, as the probe traveled through Saturn’s shadow. Photo: NASA/JPL

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Saturn’s magnificent ring system appears incredibly detailed in this image created by the Cassini spacecraft. The rings comprise particles from tiny sizes up to large boulders measuring meters across.

Saturn’s magnificent ring system appears incredibly detailed in this image created by the Cassini spacecraft. The rings comprise particles from tiny sizes up to large boulders measuring meters across. Photo: NASA/JPL

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