What is the ring of Saturn?

The rings of Saturn are the halo around the planet that shines. It was first discovered in 1659 by the Dutch scientist Christine Huygens (1629-1695). Rings are made up of many billions of ice and dust particles. Some of them reach the size of 20- 30 m, and most do not exceed the size of ice cubes. The rings are very thin - no more than 50 m in thickness, and their width is 74 000 km. They are at an altitude of 7,000 km above the clouds of Saturn.

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