Jupiter has rings like Saturn's rings.

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    Jun 04, 2015 8:09 PM GMT
    Jupiter has rings like Saturn's rings.

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    http://www.practicalspace.com/jupiter/rings/index.php
  • monet

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    Jun 06, 2015 4:01 PM GMT
    Are there rings around Uranus?
  • Orland23

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    Jul 01, 2015 8:56 AM GMT
    I had read that Jupiter has rings but the rings are fine as cigarette smoke so it is much harder to be visible since the rings are older the larger grains "fell" into Jupiter due to either atmospheric drag or gravity of the moons and Jupiter.
  • Lincsbear

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    Jul 04, 2015 7:57 PM GMT
    I think all the gas giant worlds of the solar system have rings to some degree. It`s probably a feature of their creation, or the product of collisions of their many satellites over millions of years.
    Saturn simply has more material than the others, and the fragments are larger. Their icy nature also makes them highly reflective and visible. But our telescopes can`t resolve the fragments into discrete pieces in photographs at that distance, etc., but the photography of orbiting probes like Voyager and Cassini-Huygens have shown the rings for what they are.
    The Scottish scientist, James Clark Maxwell, proved with mathematics alone Saturn`s rings couldn`t be solid in the mid nineteenth century.