True or False: Saturn is the only planet in our solar system with rings.
There are actually four planets in our Solar System with rings, although some of the ring systems are so faint that they are hard to spot. These planets – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune – are all gas giants.
Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System, but its rings are faint. This is one reason why it was the third planet discovered with rings, even though it is closer to Earth than the other gas giants.
Saturn has the brightest ring system of any planet in our Solar System, which is why it was the first planet with rings discovered.
Several astronomers discovered the rings of Uranus in 1977. The famous astronomer William Herschel claimed to have seen the rings over 200 years ago, but many astronomers doubt that was possible because Uranus’ rings are so difficult to see.
Neptune’s rings were not discovered until almost twenty years ago by the Voyager 2 spacecraft. The rings are so faint that they could not be clearly seen from Earth.