Friday, December 13, 2013

Rings Are Old, Old

From the huge American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco: Data from the Cassini spacecraft shows that Saturn's Rings are 4.4 billion years old, nearly as old as the solar system. article . Calculations show that without replenishment the Rings would erode away in less than 100 million years. On Enceladus Cassini has seen jets of volatiles erupt into Space to feed the E Ring. Saturn's Rings show conditions similar to the solar system's formation. The Ring system would be an excellent place to look for tiny Black Holes.


Blogger Ralph Buttigieg said...

Why? Whats the link between the rings and black holes?


10:19 AM  
Blogger L. Riofrio said...

Hello Ralph: The presence of tiny hidden black holes could maintain the rings over billions of years, and account for the many unexplained phenomena in the rings.

11:55 AM  

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