The purpose of this whole treatise is to establish a compelling reason for further investigation. This chapter spends a lot of time establishing an understanding of the scales involved. Not said is the immense amount of material actually held within those rings.
Also not said is that we have never produced a creditable explanation for the physics of those rings, although once established, they are obviously stable enough to keep all that material from decaying back into the primary.
So now explain how they can be produced from natural sources?. This is clearly a zone of orbital stability, but how do we fill it?
The mere existence of those rings begs our understanding of planetary genesis and may actually be the most direct evidence of non human intelligence that we have to hand. This is really important then once we readjust our sense of scale to these levels. After all building in essentially a gravity free environment allows the creation of machines the size of our moon. It just costs time and the use of gravity technology i have already come to understand as feasible.
The primary mission of mankind is to Terra form Terra. However we are also in position to also do the same with Venus. This will demand the creation of a Moon similar to our own. All this should allow you to expand your thinking. This would provide a home for an additional one trillion humans.
Ringmakers of Saturn
Of all planets, Jupiter is the largest with a diameter slightly exceeding 1/10(10.1 percent) that of the sun. Saturn is second largest with a fractional comparative diameter of 1/11 (8.7 percent). An appreciation of the relative spacing of the planets with respect to the sun can be obtained by noting time for sunlight to be received. Inner planets receive light from the sun ranging from only 3 to 13 minutes (0.05 to 0.21 hours). In contrast, outer planets receive light ranging from about 3/4 to 5 1/2 hours. As between Earth and Saturn, the time differential for a light signal is almost 1 1/4 (1.32 minus 0.14) hours. This time corresponds to the shortest orbital distance between the two planets of 8.55 (9.55 minus 1.00) astronomical units, or 794.3 million miles.
By earth standards, the approximate 800 million miles to Saturn is an immensely large distance. Voyager 1 traversed approximately this distance and took over 3 years and 2 months to do so. Voyager 2 on its journey to Saturn traversed about 1.4 billion miles, a journey requiring slightly more than 4 years. Historically, these accomplishments are superb. However, limited speed and load-carrying capability of 20th century spacecraft preclude extensive excursions in or beyond the solar system. Significant improvement in this restricted ability to travel extraterrestrially awaits the application of nuclear power to space flight-propulsion systems.
A narrow separation occurs in the outer extremity of the A ring called the Enke* division, after the discoverer Johann Enke. The A and B rings are considered non-contiguous, being separated by a space called the Cassini division after the Italian-born French astronomer. The inner edge of the B ring also constitutes the outer edge of the C ring. The D ring fills a space from 1.1 Saturn radii to the inner edge of the C ring, a ring having a so-called "crepe" texture. Additional radial designations are not consecutive, owing to the chronological order of discovery. For example, before Voyager 1, a faint ring located between about 3 and 8 Saturn radii had been assigned the next alphabetical designation, E.
Fractional-distance locations of the Enke gap inboard of the A-ring outer edge show appreciable variation as follows: 0, 1/4, 1/3, 2/5 and 1/2. According to these data, constancy of location within the A ring definitely is not an attribute of the Enke gap.3