Category Archives: Can we see a ring system?

Why has an Earth ring never been seen? Or maybe it has.

Gegenschein – have we seen a ring and misidentified it?

Here is one of Stéphane Guisard’s photos from Paranal, apparently taken from a point of view looking straight up toward the zenith.  Thus the ragged edge around the picture would be trees and buildings on the horizon.  The vaguely glowing … Continue reading

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Searching for an Earth ring

does the Earth have a ring system? does it affect weather? In 1980, John O’Keefe suggested that an Earth ring could have caused the onset and breakup of an Ice Age (Nature 285, 309-311)  The idea is difficult to test … Continue reading

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