Saturn Didn’t Always Have Rings, Says New Analysis of Cassini Data | Digital Trends

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Artist’s concept of the Cassini spacecraft shown against a real photo of Saturn and its rings as Cassini crossed the ring plane. NASA/JPL-Caltech

Saturn’s rings are younger than previously believed, according to new data gathered from the Cassini mission. Cassini took a loop between the planet and its rings acting as a gravity probe and found that the rings are certainly less than 100 million years old and perhaps as young as 10 million years old.

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