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Neptune-Rings

Neptune is orbited by 4 thin rings. At first astronomers thought that Neptune's rings were only arcs but Voyager 2 spacecraft images revealed that the rings only looked like arcs because parts of the rings were brighter than others. The rings range in width from 15 km to 5800 km.

Ring		Distance (km)		Width (km)		aka

Diffuse		41900			15			Galle

Inner		53200			15			Le Verrier

Plateau		53200			1800			Lasselle, Arago

Adams		62930			<50			Adams

Distance is from Neptune’s centre to the rings inner edge.