Reply to post: How long are they going to last ?

Tough luck, Jupiter, you've lost your crown for now: Boffins show Saturn has more moons

Pascal Monett Silver badge

How long are they going to last ?

It's starting to look like a demolition derby is taking place near Saturn. We know that the rings already contain the remains of one or more bodies, and with these 20 newly discovered lumps racing around in various groups and completely different ways, there will be more collisions for sure.

Maybe that will lengthen the life span of Saturn's rings for a few more millennia.

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