And the answer is...

Shuttle

The rings are composed of ice and dust particles which astronomers believe resulted from the break-up of satellites that came too close to Saturn.

Saturn's Rings
Saturn's Rings

Shuttle

The StarChild site is a service of the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC), Dr. Alan Smale (Director), within the Astrophysics Science Division (ASD) at NASA/GSFC.

StarChild Authors: The StarChild Team
StarChild Graphics & Music: Acknowledgments
StarChild Project Leader: Dr. Laura A. Whitlock
Responsible NASA Official: Phil Newman

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