Saturn’s ‘ring rain’ is a surprising cocktail of chemicals

A new analysis of Cassini data could shed light on the origins of the massive belts

illustration of Cassini near Saturn's rings

IT’S RAINING, IT’S POURING  Up-close views of the “ring rain” falling from Saturn’s rings into the planet’s atmosphere taken by Cassini (shown in this artist’s illustration) have scientists scratching their heads.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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