Saturn is losing its rings: NASA study finds they will completely disappear in 100 million years
Rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles
'Ring rain' drains an amount of water products that could fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool from Saturn's rings in half an hour
The new study in the journal Icarus reveals the rings are at their mid life point
Saturn is losing its iconic rings at the 'worst case scenario' rate, estimated from Voyager 1 & 2 observations made decades ago.
The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn's magnetic field.
Experts say they may have just 100 million years left.
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By Mark Prigg – DailyMail.com