Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Jupiter's Rings Revealed
Posted on 06/17/2012 8:39:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Why does Jupiter have rings? Jupiter's rings were discovered in 1979 by the passing Voyager 1 spacecraft, but their origin was a mystery. Data from the Galileo spacecraft that orbited Jupiter from 1995 to 2003 later confirmed that these rings were created by meteoroid impacts on small nearby moons. As a small meteoroid strikes tiny Adrastea, for example, it will bore into the moon, vaporize, and explode dirt and dust off into a Jovian orbit. Pictured above is an eclipse of the Sun by Jupiter, as viewed from Galileo. Small dust particles high in Jupiter's atmosphere, as well as the dust particles that compose the rings, can be seen by reflected sunlight.
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Is there a ring around Uranus?
If there is, there's an app for that: Pink Wink Cream
The part of the page that intrigued me was the user comment: "Now I feel so much more self-confident!"
What in heaven's name is he/she doing with her anus, that bleaching it generates greater self-confidence?
Perhaps I don't want to know....
That is a really, really cool picture.
Awesome picture - I don’t remember ever seeing an image of Jupiter’s rings before.
if rings on the planets were destroyed former moons. I wonder what created the meteorite belt in our solar system. We had an extra planet in our solar system but was destroyed?
I think the theory is that the asteroid belt is a planet that was unable to form.
Thank you, dear. I vaguely remember hearing that Jupiter had rings, but did not see a picture of them until now. Very nice.
Enema gonna comment on that.
“Is there a ring around Uranus?”
Been with Barney Frank or Barry Sore-tailo lately?
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