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Saturn

The rings around Saturn are huge. The rings are mainly made up of lumps of ice orbiting around the planet. The lumps of ice can be as small as a tiny specks of dust and as large as a Suzuki Swift car. It is too dangerous to send a probe into the rings so we only have photos taken from outside the rings. These have been taken by the Hubble space telescope, telescopes on Earth and the Voyager probes.

The picture below is what NASA thinks the rings might look like from the inside. You can see how tricky it would be for Kimi and Ben to fly in amongst them.

Saturn Ring Snowballs

Cover of Space Race by Glynne MacLean Published by Pearson (NZ), A Nitty Gritty Novel Series 0, Junior Science Fiction. ISBN: 9781442541290 & ISBN10: 1442541296

Published by Pearson (NZ), A Nitty Gritty Novel Series 0, Junior Science Fiction. ISBN: 9781442541290 & ISBN10: 1442541296

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