Note: Despite the planetary rings of Satun have been observed 400 years ago, the causality for planetary rings is still a mystery in astronomy and astrophysics.
The UVS research predicates the planetary rings are the flattened nested polar vortex pair on the outer atmospheric layers of a planet.
See the UVS topics on "The nested polar vortex pair" that elaborates on how an atmospheric polar vortex is formed and impelled, and "The vortices of Jupiter" that illustrates on the nested vortices of Jupiter.
"In January and March 2009, astronomers used NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to record Saturn while its rings were edge-on. The result was a rare view of the giant planet's nearly symmetrical auroral shows, seen at both poles simultaneously. It takes Saturn almost 30 years to orbit the sun, and the opportunity to image both poles occurs only twice during that time. After processing the ultraviolet data, NASA released the image on Feb. 15." - Excerpt from Hubble Captures Saturn's Double Light Show.
Heuristically, an optically invisible flattened atmospheric layer that segregates two optically visible atmospheric layers, would be optically rendered as a void region that segregates its two adjacent planetary rings. It could also segregate a planetary ring to make it appears as if it was formed apart from the surface of the planet around its equator.
With the underlying vortical structure and mechanism for the nested polar vortex pair elucidated, its indubitably substantiates as the qualitative proof for the observed nested planetary rings are vortically formed by the nested polar vortex pair of its planet.
The grounding for its epistemic theories of truth: The underlying vortical structure and mechanism of a planetary ring as explicated with its hypothetical construct based on the UVS model, elucidated its delusional observation that has been rendering it as mysterious phenomenon. Thus, its cognitive paradox could be meticulously resolved, and all the related natural phenomena were then qualitatively analysed in the conceptual framework of UVS by inductive reasoning for explicating with their empirical evidence to predicate by abductive reasoning.
See the UVS topic on "Overviews of the UVS research" that elaborates on its visual grounded theory for the evaluations of natural phenomena.
From the UVS perspective, the intensity of a polar vortex of viscous matter is affected by its mass, rotating speed, axis tilt, revolving speed, and the precession[w] effect of the suspended spheroid wobbling in its primary two-axis spin.
If the vortical motion of a precessing gas giant is intensified sufficiently to rotate at extremely high speed, it would glow like a star. This suggests that the effect of thermodynamics, is caused by vortical motion of the celestial object, which is impelled by its external vortical system.
The UVS research predicates the aurora glow is caused by the electric current generated by the dynamo effect of the vortically consolidated plasma manifested in the ionosphere.
See the UVS topic on "Polar aurora" for more illustrations and further elaboration.
The image below on left most is the polar vortex of Saturn[m], and literally hundreds of storm clouds encircle the pole, appearing as dark spots in this infrared spectrometer thermal image.
From the UVS perspective, each of these storms is a harmonic unisonal vortex impelled by the precession effect of Saturn.
See the UVS topic on "The hexagonal-like cloud structure of Saturn" that elaborates on how its cloud bands are caused by a nested polar vortex pair. See also an externally linked topic on "Vortex alley of Saturn".
See the UVS topics on "Vortical elementary and subatomic particles" that illustrates the quark structures, and "The formation of stars and galaxies" that illustrates the vortical formation of physical structures.
externally linked topics on "Polygons
formed in a rotating fluid" that illustrates polygonal structures
in rotating fluid were successfully created by experiments in the laboratory
to simulate the cloud structure of Saturn. Watch video clips on "Water
sound image" that demonstrates standing wave formations on a
rest drop of water, when subjected to acoustic sound waves at different
frequencies it resonate to form different polygonal wave structures, and
Frequencies" that illustrates the effects of different sound
waves on resonated objects.
"The phenomenon is somewhat periodic at 28.5-year intervals, when Saturn's northern hemisphere tilts most toward the Sun. The following is a list of recorded sightings; years with spots generally considered to be part of the cycle are 1876, 1903, 1933, 1960, and 1990." - Excerpt from Wikipedia on "Great White Spot".
See the UVS topics on "Tidal bore" that elaborates on tidal bore events were triggered periodically with an annual precession effect of the Earth, "Tornado" that elaborates on how the axial tilt of Earth could have occasionally triggered a chain of tornado cluster on Earth, and "The vortices of Jupiter" that illustrates how jet streams on Jupiter drives similar vortex clusters in its nested atmosphere.
also externally linked reports on "Moonquakes"
that reported on a
regular monthly pattern of moonquakes on the Moon,
and Io Observe Each Other" that suggests moon Io undergoes tides
and earthquakes on a 42-hour cycle as it orbits Jupiter.
Based on the UVS model, all celestial objects are manifested by their vortical systems, and they are impelled by the toroidal vortices that encapsulate them. The flattened nested polar vortex pairs of a celestial object manifest its ring system.
From the UVS perspective, in a comparative analysis for the planetary ring system on a larger scale, the asteroid belt[w], and the Kuiper belt[w] are the vortical ring systems of the barycenter of the Solar System[uvs].
The UVS research predicates the ring system of a celestial object is vortically formed by resonated motion of the nested celestial object with its flattened nested polar vortex pair.
See an externally linked topic on "First-Ever Asteroid With Rings Knocks Astronomers for a Loop" that reports on a discovery for the first asteroid with rings.
“By visualizing the underlying structures and mechanisms, it intuitively reveals
the actualities of the mysteriously rendered natural phenomena.” - UVS inspired -
~ With thanks to Graham Burnett (aka G_burnett of TOEQuest Forum) for his post #817 that shows a symmetrical pair of polar aurorae at both polar regions.
~ With thanks to anonymous from Singapore and Professor Christopher W. Hodshire from Western Michigan University (on March 27th, 2014) for their information of the report on "First-Ever Asteroid With Rings Knocks Astronomers for a Loop".
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