Saturn's rings may have formed when dinosaurs roamed Earth: Halo could be billions of years younger than thought



Its icy rings make Saturn one of the most memorable-looking planets in the solar system.
But despite studying them intensely, researchers are still unsure exactly when the iconic rings formed. 
Now a new study suggests the rings were created between 15 to 100 million years ago. 
This suggest they may be a chance they formed when dinosaurs roamed the planet between 230 and 65 million years ago, making them billions of years younger than we previously thought.
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HOW SATURN GOT ITS RINGS  Research published last month suggests the clumps of rock and ice that make up the... read more

 
14 November 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 44
Source: Daily Mail
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