P5_7 Put a Ring on it

Peter Hicks, Benedict Irwin, Hannah Lerman


This article investigates if a scaled replica of the rings around Saturn could be formed around the Earth and the Moon by considering moving Moon-rock or water ice into their Roche limits. It is found that a rigid satellite made from Moon-rock would not form the desired ring system around either the Earth or the Moon, though a liquid satellite of either Moon-rock or water ice would.

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