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By Vahe Peroomian
University of Southern California 

A brief astronomical history of Saturn's amazing rings


August 14, 2019

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Vahe Peroomian, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

(THE CONVERSATION) Many dream of what they would do had they a time machine. Some would travel 100 million years back in time, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Not many, though, would think of taking a telescope with them, and if, having done so, observe Saturn and its rings.

Whether our time-traveling astronomer would be able to observe Saturn’s rings is debatable. Have the ri...

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