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What is Jupiters ring made of?


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The ring of Jupiter is not as well known as Saturn which for a long time was thought to be unique in having a ring.

The ring is very faint. It is thought to be composed of very tiny particles indeed - so called micron size particles - which are thought to be ejected material from volcanoes from moons such as Io in the past, and bits of material that have been released from the moons by meteor impacts over many years.

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