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Saturn is 'eating' its own rings, they may disappear altogether
31/03/2022 10:11 PM | Click to read full article
Saturn is losing its rings due to what is being called 'ring rain'. Saturn is itself attracting the 'ring matter' which is falling towards it from the ring and vapourising.
This destructive process was revealed by astronomers. It is estimated that 10 tonnes of ring matter are falling into Saturn every second! NASA's Cassini Mission has studied Saturn extensively.