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    Describe the differences in the ring systems of Jupiter and Saturn. Why can we see Saturn's rings and not Jupiter's?

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    Saturn's rings extend from about 6630 km to 120700 km above Saturn's equator, they are bright and made up of ice lumps ranging in size from specks of dust to house-sized chunks. Jupiter, on the other hand, has been discovered by Voyager to be made up of a single ring system which ...

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    This solution describes the differences in the rings of Jupiter and Saturn, and further explains why we can see Saturn's rings and not Jupiter's.