Jupiter's rings

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Jupiter's Rings

Jupiter's rings

A system of planetary rings composed of small rocky particles discovered around Jupiter in 1979 as the spacecraft Voyager 1 moved inside the orbit of the satellite Amalthea. There are three named rings: the vertically extended Halo Ring, the brighter Main Ring, and the tenuous Gossamer Ring (see table). Data from the Galileo probe showed that the Gossamer ring is actually two rings, one embedded within the other, composed of debris from Almathea and Thebe. The satellite Metis is embedded in the Main Ring, while Adrastea orbits close to its gradual outer boundary.
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It was the year that, in the summer, schoolchildren looked to the heavens and wondered if the hobbled space station called Skylab would land on top of them during its operatic fall to Earth, and Voyager I photos showed Jupiter's rings.
Other 1979 events: Voyager 1 photo reveals Jupiter's rings.
Jupiter's rings are now spinning at the right rate for you to address the situation.