We all know the marvelous rings of Saturn…But they are not the only ones. Hidden to our eyes, Saturn also has a much larger rings that extends 12 million kilometers away from the planet. It was discovered a few years ago through infrared studies.
Credit – NASA/JPL-Caltech/Keck
Credit Image: Note – This is an artist illustration showing the extent of the giant ring. Saturn appears as a small dot from outside the band of ice and dust. The inset shows an enlarged image of Saturn as seen by the Keck Observatory at Mauna Kea, Hawaii, in infrared light.