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Astronomers find the cause of Jupiter’s missing rings

SUKABUMIUPDATE.com Jupiter is known to have no rings like its neighboring gas giant Saturn, and astronomers have discovered the cause of the loss of rings. The largest planet in the Solar System.

As is known, launching from Suara.com, Saturn’s rings are mostly made of ice, some of which may come from comets that are also made of ice.


The team of scientists says that the reason for the lack of rings of Jupiter is that its moons are very large, which prevents the formation of rings.

The giant planet actually has small rings like Neptune and Uranus, but not as large as the rings of Saturn. Therefore, it is difficult to see with traditional stargazing equipment.


The team of scientists carried out computer simulations of Jupiter’s orbits and the four main moons around the planet, namely Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto.

“We found that Jupiter’s Galilean moon, which is the largest moon in our solar system, would very quickly annihilate any large rings that might occur,” Stephen Kane, an astrophysicist at the University of California, told The Independent, UK. Quoted said. Monday (25/7)./2022).

Larger planets form larger moons, thus preventing the planets from having majestic rings.

Jupiter’s rings appear faint in the latest images released by the James Webb Space Telescope. According to scientists, the rings of Jupiter were first detected when the Voyager spacecraft passed by because the rings cannot be seen from Earth.

Source: Sura.com

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