- Rings around Saturn. How does that work then ?
There have been a few dumbed down articles in the media about Saturn's rings recently.
I'm still completely baffled by it all.
I would have thought the mutual gravitational pull of each individual lump of rock or ice would have clumped them all together by now.
And this business of the moons passing close by helping to keep the rings in place. How does that work ?
Surely the much larger mass of a moon will simply attract any small debris in it's vicinity so eventually they would suck up all the rings, bit by bit.
Is there a proper explanation of it all somewhere on the web ?Posted 9 years ago
Thanks lowey. It'll take a couple of hours to download that with my internet connection.Posted 9 years ago
I'm not very hopeful that it will explain everything though.
I can remember when we had proper science programmes with Raymond Baxter and Michael Burke. Everything seems to be aimed at 10 year olds these days.
I'll watch it anyway and see if I've still got any questions afterwards.kimbersSubscriber
prof cox was just a stand in keyboard oplayer for d-ream on toptp
wonders of the solar system is very good
its first episode got something like 2million viewers which is excellent for a science programme
sadly dancing on ice at the same time got about 7m which i think you will all agree is a tragic indictment of our countryPosted 9 years ago
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