Lesson #198: The “Mountains” of Saturn’s Rings

If you’ve been reading for a while, you know that a. I have a fascination with space and b. I have theoretical physicist friends who like to blow my mind on a regular basis…which I think is mostly because they love that I’m game despite my being a physics idiot. I was talking to my very favourite Russian today and was informed that the orbit of Saturn’s moon Daphnis pulls some of the debris making up the A ring out of their plane creating “mountains” in the ring, some as tall as the Rocky Mountains.

So freaking cool!

More can be read about this here, here and here. They are links to NASA, space.com and wired.com respectively, so pick whichever level of technical-ness you prefer.

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