In the future, Saturn will lose its rings, and Mars will make its own rings. When, how and why? See here

Credit image: NASA
Credit image: NASA

Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen, on 23 April 2022, at 07:41 am Los Angeles time

The solar system will no longer be as we know it, in the tens of millions of years.

Partial and total changes will occur on the planets and the Sun, but one of the largest changes in the orbits of the planets will occur over tens of millions of years and will cause the disappearance of Saturn's rings and the formation of rings around Mars.

An image from a telescope with Mars without rings will probably be very valuable in a few million years.

But over millions or even hundreds of millions of years, a photo of Mars with rings will be more valuable than one without rings. How so?

The moon of Mars, Phobos has a slightly weirder cycle.

Phobos is approaching the orbiting planet Mars every year.

Thus, in a few tens of millions of years, according to NASA, Phobos will collide with Mars, where gravity will act, which will tear Phobos apart and throw him into space. gravity will keep it close to Mars, forming rings around Mars.

Also, after another tens / hundreds of millions of years, the remnants in the rings will gather and form the moon Phobos again.

Credit image: NASA
Credit image: NASA

Saturn will lose its rings in a few hundred million years, many scientists estimate that in 300 million years, they will disappear.

Micrometeorites and solar radiation electrify very small pieces of Saturn's rings.

The resulting particles begin to revolve around the planet, until they reach the top of Saturn's atmosphere, where gravity draws them inside, and the planet's clouds evaporate them.

Thus Saturn will lose its rings in hundreds of millions of years from now on.

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