Saturn’s iconic rings are raining thousands of pounds of material onto the planet every second

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Some people love when it rains, but even the most devoted storm-lovers here on Earth would have a hard time dealing with the conditions on Saturn. New research using data from NASA's Cassini probe has revealed that it does indeed rain on Saturn, but it's not the kind that you'd want dropping on your head.

The paper, which was just published in Science, explains that Saturn's iconic rings are actually dripping down onto the planet itself. Dust particles and other material is constantly raining down from the rings and falling to the planet due to the pull of gravity.

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