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What if the Earth had rings like Saturn?

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The Earth with rings like Saturn

Imagine that the Earth had a belt of rock, ice and general space-debris encompassing it like the colossal gas giant, Saturn.

What would it look like?

How would it appear to us mere mortals down here on the surface?

Having a Moon that waxes and wanes and occasionally makes for pretty moonlit nights is one thing but to be encircled entirely by rings of rock and ice, as this article describes, takes things to a completely different level!

(Warning: contains a lot of cool artist impressions).

There are more mock-up images and some brief explanations in this YouTube video:

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