Miley Cyrus May Have Tattooed the Wrong Planet on Her Arm
Miley Cyrus was slammed on social media sites for posting a photo of her latest tattoo.
Cyrus enlisted Australian tattoo artist Lauren Winzer to add the planet to her arm. “Permaaaa skinnnnn arrrrrttttt by daaaa mosssst bad [expletive] @laurenwinzer,” and used the hashtag “#lilbbJupiter.” That apparently stood for “Lil’ Baby Jupiter,” according to the Washington Post.
Many were quick to point out that it’s Saturn.
Cyrus then changed her caption, implying that she was under the influence of marijuana.
“That’s really Saturn, Miley,” one person wrote, while another added: “Finish first grade.”
However, Miley wasn’t entirely wrong about the tattoo.
Jupiter actually does have rings around it, albeit they’re very faint, dark, and narrow.
They’re composed of very small rock fragments and dust. However, they don’t contain ice, like Saturn’s rings, according to NASA.
“Unlike the brilliant, icy rings of Saturn, Jupiter’s rings are delicate, dusty structures. And while Saturn’s beautiful rings were first spotted in 1610, Jupiter’s faint rings were not discovered until 1979 when NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft flew close to Jupiter. We now know all four giant planets of our solar system have rings,” NASA says.
“Jupiter’s ring system has three main components: a pair of very faint outer rings called the gossamer rings; a wide, flat main ring; and a thick inner ring called the halo,” NASA adds.
Jupiter’s rings appear to be created via dust thrown from impacts on its small moons, including Amalthea and Thebe, as well as Adrastea and Metis.
The rings were discovered by NASA’s Voyager mission in 1980.