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THIS is Why Jupiter Can't Have Nice Rings! The Cosmic Companion 22 July 2022

Jupiter is far and away the largest planet in the Solar System - so why is its ring system so meager?

 
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Hello everyone!

Jupiter is far larger than Saturn, yet it is Saturn which has the remarkable system of rings.

Why isn’t the ring system of Jupiter even larger than that of its smaller planetary brethren?

Astrophysicist Stephen Kane at UC Riverside has an explanation.

click below for the video version of this episode:

This is Why Jupiter Can’t Have Nice Rings

NEXT WEEK: We look at The Future of Everything, talking with Nat Geo science writer Stephanie Drimmer, author of Ultimate Book of the Future!

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Clear skies!

James

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The background for the video version of today’s short shows what Jupiter might look like if it had a significant ring system. Image by The Cosmic Companion / Created in Universe Sandbox.

Here is tomorrow’s sneak preview of next week’s episode with Stephanie Drimmer from National Geographic! Enjoy!

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