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The future of Saturn's rings and the development of rings around Neptune

The future of Saturn's rings and the development of rings around Neptune
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Key Info
  • The future of Saturn's rings and the development of rings around Neptune
  • Duration: 01:24
  • In the next 100 million years, Saturn's rings will be worn away by meteor collisions. Neptune may gain rings from the disintegration of Triton, its largest moon. An explanation of how the Solar System will change over the next 100 million years begins with the erosion of Saturn's rings by meteors. It then develops to discuss how the diminishing orbit of Neptune's largest moon, Triton, will result in a collision with satellites possibly forming new rings. Published as part of the Solar System website: bbc.co.uk/solarsystem/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Phys: Solar System

  • Keywords: Triton, Saturn, Neptune, ring, rings, outerspace
Ideas for use in class
  • To demonstrate that the Solar System is changing slowly over long periods of time, as well as to provide detail of the structure of the satellite systems of Saturn and Neptune.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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