Saturn’s rings are believed to be made up of pieces of comets, asteroids, and shattered moons that broke up before they reached the planet, and fell into orbit around Saturn. There are billions of these rings particles in the system, ranging from tiny ones the size of dust to a few that are as large as mountains.
It is also thought that Saturn’s rings contain chunks of ice along with the comets, asteroids, and shattered moons.
Here are previous GreenAnswer questions discussing Saturn and its rings:
Saturn’s ring composition isn’t known, but it is believed to be primarily ice, with bits of rock and dust — essentially, broken down bits of space debris.
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