Saturnâ€™s Moons and Rings are Vintage Material
NASA has explained that Saturn's moons and rings can be dated back to four billion years. Data obtained from NASA's Cassini spacecraft has provided these results.
The data shows that these rings have been on their surface formore than billion years. A Cassini participating scientist at Italy's National Institute for Astrophysics, Gianrico Filacchione, observed Saturn. According to him, the results will help the scientists in understanding the chemical and physical evolution of our solar system.
In Gianrico's words, such updates are important in "piecing together the relationships intertwining these bodies".
The findings were obtained after Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer found a lot of water ice. This was considered to be huge. The scientists observed that this accumulated ice was not formed in recent times.
This trail helped the authors of the study to conclude that the water ice must have been formed around the time of our solar system's birth. They came across the findings after they observed Saturn circles.
The scientists found that the colored patina on the ring particles and moons conforms to their location in the Saturn system. Saturn's moons were redder. A bunch of meteoroids could have changed some parts of the main ring system into a delicate reddish tone, explained the scientists. NASA is still working on the project.