Maxwell theorizes on the nature of Saturn’s rings

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Historical Context Note

James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) demonstrates that a solid ring around Saturn would be torn apart by gravitational forces and argues that Saturn’s rings consist of a multitude of tiny satellites

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Editors. "Maxwell theorizes on the nature of Saturn’s rings". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
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