why are Saturn's rings better know than those of other planets?

10 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    They are the biggest show in town.

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm assuming you're asking why they are better known. The simple answer is that they are far brighter and more easily seen. In fact Galileo saw them with his early telescope, though it wasn't powerful enough for him to make out what they were. He thought he was seeing a moon on each side of Saturn. He was really suprised a few years later when they disappeared, and then reappeared after that. This was because when he was seeing the rings edge on, they are practically invisible. Christian Huygens was the first person to realise that he was actually seeing a ring around the planet.

    Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus also have rings, but they are nowhere near as wide or as bright as those of Saturn.

    If you ever have a chance to look at Saturn through a telescope then do so - it's a really incredible sight.

  • 1 decade ago

    Coz, comparatively they are very bright than the other planets which posses rings such as Jupiter, Uranus , Neptune...........

    And the rings can be seen from earth very easily using a telescope. also when the other planets were discovered, only the rings of Saturn could be seen easily. The rings of other planets were discovered recently using powerful telescopes and the space missions sent to these planets....

  • 1 decade ago

    Saturn's rings stand out more. Saturn has 1000 rings! Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune have less than 50 rings. I think that's pretty obvious that 1000 rings stand out more than less than 50.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i think they wre the first to be observed from the earth--because sataurns orbit is on a different plane than the other planets-which puts the rings visable--check your star chart & take a look--it's amazing

  • 1 decade ago

    They are easily visible from earth. You can just make them out as a bulge using a pair of binoculars

  • 1 decade ago

    Not only one reason to explain, there are several reason.

    1) Selfgravtional attraction.

    2) Other planet attraction towards Saturns

    3) etc....it will under my research basket.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    they were discovered first and they are quite a site from images in a telescope

  • 1 decade ago

    We can see them easier.

  • 1 decade ago

    they stand out! lol

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