Saturn's Rings Appearance from Saturn?

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What do the rings look like from an observer on the planet? Are they visible, or too "edge on" to see? Or maybe the sky is too bright?
 

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Technically, you could not stand on Saturn because of it's composition. You would fall until you were crushed by the gravity. You'd probably burn up too.
 
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I didn't say I was "standing" anywhere.
 
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Yeah, but it's Vox. If the Voxplainers told me my mother loved me, I would want to check it out.
 
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I didn't say I was "standing" anywhere.
no, not "standing"

but you said …
What do the rings look like from an observer on the planet?
which implied the same thing :wink:

you would have to be in orbit around Saturn ( an orbit inside that of the ring system)
and the view you would get would depend on your latitude

there are images on the www ……. lets look ……

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/160/beyond-curved-rings/?category=planets_saturn

160_PIA12712.jpg



https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/164/light-and-dark-tricks/?category=planets_saturn


https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/180/obscured-by-rings/?category=planets_saturn


Dave
 

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no, not "standing"

but you said …


which implied the same thing :wink:

you would have to be in orbit around Saturn ( an orbit inside that of the ring system)
and the view you would get would depend on your latitude

there are images on the www ……. lets look ……

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/160/beyond-curved-rings/?category=planets_saturn

View attachment 228527


https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/164/light-and-dark-tricks/?category=planets_saturn


https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/resources/180/obscured-by-rings/?category=planets_saturn


Dave
Wow, beauty. Thanks Dave. [emoji1]
 

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