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Saturn's Rings

Thousands of individual rings make up Saturn’s ring system. Some rings are made of small bits of frozen water, others contain tiny grains of dust, and still others are a mixture of the two. In all, the rings are only a few hundred feet thick.


Saturn's Moons February 19, 2016

Saturn's rings

Saturn February 10, 2016

Radio Programs

Moon and Saturn Beautiful rings of ice and rock October 5, 2016

Saturn Opposition III Figuring out the age of Saturn’s rings June 3, 2016

Moon and Saturn Scoping out a giant ring February 2, 2016

Saturn at Opposition III Drawing rings around a giant planet May 19, 2015

Moon and Saturn Saturn’s ever-changing rings April 6, 2015

Moon and Saturn Building a new moon around Saturn September 26, 2014

Moon and Planets Ringing out the weekend August 30, 2014

Saturn at Opposition Angling for a good view of Saturn May 11, 2014

Moon and Saturn Sculpting the rings of Saturn February 19, 2014

Moon and Saturn Riding waves in Saturn’s rings December 26, 2013

Moon and Saturn A planet with a nameless surface September 8, 2013

More Saturn's Rings Filling a gap in Saturn's rings... July 5, 2011

Dynamic Rings Saturn's constantly changing rings... July 4, 2011

Spring Equinoxes The start of spring on two worlds March 19, 2011

Featured Images

Saturn's glorious rings

Just Plain Rings October 3, 2016

August 17, 2015, view of Saturn's moon Dione in front of the giant planet

Last Visit August 18, 2015

Cassini view of Saturn's family of gings

Family Portrait April 7, 2015

Possible image of a moon being born in Saturn's rings

New Moon Rising? September 27, 2014

View of Saturn's rings from Cassini

Clearing the Gaps August 31, 2014

Cassini view of Saturn, October 2012

Saturn Looms Large October 18, 2012

A Cassini view of Saturn and its largest moon, Titan

Planetary Duet June 21, 2012

Saturn's moon Titan floats in front of the giant planet

Moon on a String May 11, 2012

Two views of Saturn's outermost ring

Wiggly Ring April 26, 2012

Saturn and its rings as seen by Cassini

Subtle Color April 15, 2012

Saturn's moons Titan and Dione above Saturn, with Saturn's rings

Saturnian Traffic Jam December 26, 2011

Cassini view of Saturn's moon Enceladus in front of the planet's rings

Saturnian Encounter October 25, 2011

Antares, brightest star of Scorpius, shines through the rings of Saturn

Peeking Giant January 28, 2011

Enceladus passes in front of Saturn's rings

Saturnian Iceball December 8, 2010

Golden Beacon March 21, 2010