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    Default View Saturn's rings while you still can...



    ...because NASA says they'll likely be gone in 100 million years, rather than the 300 million years previously estimated.

    https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/79...scenario-rate/

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    Default Re: View Saturn's rings while you still can...

    With all the cloud I have had it may be that long before I get a scope out again!

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    Default Re: View Saturn's rings while you still can...

    They will also "disappear" in 2025.
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    Default Re: View Saturn's rings while you still can...

    As I read this the thought dawned on me that maybe everything is "temporary"; Our home the Earth, the moon, of course the Sun. All things pass away and I am thankful to be able to enjoy these passing wonders.

    I just wish the cloud cover would pass away for a while also...within my lifetime. :-)

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    Default Re: View Saturn's rings while you still can...

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    They will also "disappear" in 2025.
    That's the year they're removed for cleaning and maintenance.
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