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Saturns rings

  1. Mar 26, 2009 #1
    Why are Saturns rings broken up into many rings? Why don't they all just orbit together in one massive ring.
     
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  3. Mar 26, 2009 #2

    tiny-tim

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    Hi Forestman! :smile:

    Because Saturn's moons sweep out gaps at certain "resonant" radii …

    each gap can be identified with a particular moon :wink:

    (dunno what the maths is, though :redface:)
     
  4. Mar 26, 2009 #3
    Thanks tiny-tim.
     
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