Dr Phil Sutton speaks at Gravity Fields about Saturn’s rings

Astrophysics Group

On Wednesday 26th September Dr. Phil Sutton gave a short talk titled “Gravity in Saturn’s Rings” at the Gravityfields, the home place of Isaac Newton (Woolsthorpe Manor).

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The “Night at the Manor” event was an opportunity to enjoy the Manor after hours with night time tours and hear interesting science talks on a range of topics on the importance of Newton’s contributions to computational physics, the Sun, tights, particle physics and the language of science.

The talk about gravity in Saturn’s rings looked at how many of the 60+ moons in orbit around Saturn play a role in sculpting the rings in various ways. The rings are gravitationally distorted as the moons move in and around the rings creating gaps, density waves and vertical structures.

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