One of Chandra’s iconic images – because of its utter absurdity. The sparkling rings of Saturn. I mean, really?
Well, yes. Really.
See, solar X-rays strike the rings, and the rings are made up in such a way that those X-rays may be scattered and then caught by a telescope such as Chandra.
Water molecules can scatter X-rays, for example. They do, too, if given the chance.
There’s lots of water in Saturn’s rings.