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Utah Skies: Planets With Rings



When we think of a ringed planet in our solar system, Saturn naturally comes to mind. Besides Saturn however, there are three other planets that have rings, namely Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. The Italian astronomer Galileo was the first to observe Saturn’s rings through a small telescope in the year 1610. Saturn has eight main rings including as many as 30 if you count the subdivisions between the main rings. The rings of Uranus were the next to be discovered in 1977 by James Elliot… Utah Skies: Planets With Rings