Can You Walk On Saturn’s Rings? – Saturn Rings Walking Facts

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Walk in Saturn Rings

No, you simply can not walk on Saturn’s Ring in continuous motion unless you dare to land on one of its several moons or a big chunk of its rings as the rings of Saturn are not what they actually look like, a giant disc. In fact, they are the combination of small chunks of ice and the chunks could be as small as dust particles or as big as a house or a giant bus.

NASA Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency collaborated to develop a probe called Cassini-Huygens. It was propelled on a seven-year journey to the planet Saturn and has made spellbinding discoveries about Saturn and its Rings.

Can You Walk On Saturn’s Rings

Let’s imagine for a minute that you got the ride to visit planet Saturn following are the things you will experience during your journey:

Speed Boost From Venus

After leaving Earth, your first place to come across will be Venus where you will hardly touch its horizon and will just orbit around it. This orbit will give you a speed boost of about 7 kilometres due to its gravity and at the second orbit, you will get an optimal speed boost of about 600 kilometres.

Scenic View Of Mars And Jupiter

Due to so much gravitational pressure you will feel really weird in your stomach and might even vomit so get yourself prepared for any consequence. Your next stop is Mars and Jupiter. On your way to these planets, you will pass through an asteroid belt but might not get hit by an asteroid as they are placed apart from each other. Enjoy the swirly scenery of Mars on your right and Jupiter on your left.

Final Destination

Now you’ll finally be in the orbit of Saturn after coming a long way you will see the very first or outer ring of Saturn which is the “D Ring” then there comes ring C, and B followed by the Cassini Division, A, F, G and last ring E. Saturn Rings are stellar objects, made up of ice, rocks and several moons. It has 7 rings explained above. 

Walk on Saturn Rings

As previously mentioned that you can not walk on Saturn rings in continuous motion, however, you should better land one of Saturn’s Moons (like Methone, Pallene, or Titan) or a big chunk of its rings in order to experience walking. But wait a minute, if you are planning to land on Titan then keep in mind, its temperature is -179.6 degrees Celsius so keep the spacesuit tightly on. 

Can You Walk On Saturn's Rings

Debris Collision

Be careful! when you land somewhere either on the moon or chunk as the flying debris is all around you, of course far from you but still it can hit you hard and you will end up smashed like a bug.

Scenic View Of Saturn

When you reach the final rings of Saturn, you should be very careful about flying on trajectory and completing your at least 22 orbits around the planet (for a better experience and ofcourse, better shots) because if you happen to fall inside the planet, you will eventually disintegrate due to the higher pressure and temperature of the planet. However, if you successfully reach your final destination, then you can take the best shots of the scenic view of Saturn and enjoy.

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