Saturn and Uranus Are Not Alone
16 September 2011
The world is full of a number of things -- did you know that the outer solar system is full of rings?
That's right. Saturn and Uranus are not alone, although it must be said that Saturn's rings are by far the best and the largest -- and the most imaged in the bunch. All of the planets outward from, and including, the biggest planet Jupiter have rings.
Could it be that distant dwarf planet Pluto also has rings? It was recently speculated that Pluto may have a small ring system of its own. Once New Horizons reaches Pluto in 2015 we shall see for ourselves close up views of the icy dwarf, and if it too has rings.
What do you think Pluto's rings could look like if the dwarf planet does have rings? Would they look like Saturn's or like Neptune's rings? Or will Pluto have rings at all? Time will tell. While we are waiting for that new data take a look at the beautiful images of rings in our solar system. (10 images total)