• James A. HallIII
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


Saturn is easily the most confusing of all the planetary systems to account for.

The most obvious thing that should be mentioned is its rings. The material that composes these ranges from small objects the size of dust grain to objects meters in size. It also includes larger “moonlets,” first discovered in the ring system in 2002. These will be briefly discussed, but fall short of being classified as genuine moons.


Solar System Orbital Resonance Saturnian System Rubble Pile Small Solar System Body 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James A. HallIII
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  1. 1.Crystal RiverUSA

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