This article provides an easy explanation concerning the rings of Saturn.
Saturn, surrounded by its rings, is easily distinguishable from the other planets of the Solar System. Why does the planet have rings? This article will explain it.
The rings of saturn consist of billions of particles made of ice, stone and dust. These rings reflect sunrays and that is why the rings are easily seen from Earth.
We used to think Saturn had 3 major rings, but modern science has proven that the rings consist of thousands of smaller rings that are only about 100 meters thick.
But why is Saturn the only one with visible rings? Currently, there’s no way of really knowing, but the most believable theory is that the ring materials entered the planet’s gravitational field during the birth of the Solar System. Another theory is that the materials are from a broken down moon.