New research suggests that Saturn's famous icy rings, which have been a captivating sight for skygazers, may not be visible in the future. NASA's Cassini mission has analysed captured data, revealing insights into the rings' longevity and eventual disappearance.  These rings primarily consist of ice, with a small portion comprising rocky dust from fragmented asteroids and micrometeoroids.  When these sand-like particles collide with the ring material, they generate floating debris as the material orbits Saturn.  Simultaneously, meteoroids penetrating the rings accelerate the inward movement of material in the innermost rings towards Saturn.  Cassini observed a significant loss of mass from the rings, indicating their limited remaining time in astronomical terms.  The researchers estimate that the rings will last for only a few hundred million more years at most.  The researchers also propose that Neptune's and Uranus' rings may have once been brighter, resembling Saturn's current rings. 

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