Jupiter.... Uranus.... Saturn... Earth? Sadly, Earth didn't make it onto the list of the Solar System's ringed planets. If it did, would it still be able to host life?
Having planetary rings visible in the sky would look way more spectacular than just one grey rock, right? Maybe. But if our planet got beautiful rings like these tomorrow, much of life on Earth might not survive the renovation process.
With your support we can make our show better! Join our Patreon community: http://bit.ly/whatif-patreon
Made possible with the support of Ontario Creates http://www.ontariocreates.ca
Watch more what-if scenarios:
Planet Earth: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-HhCwYD7rc&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJCzxwmCq0NNpYq9N9wyb2l
The Cosmos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfuJyVkMH_g&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJno6oFF9nLGuwXNGYHmE8U
Your Body: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmXR46TrbA8&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJNsV9FFeNAKl2ySsHj8GZO
Follow what-if on Instagram for bonus material: https://www.instagram.com/what.if.show/
Suggest an episode: http://bit.ly/suggest-whatif
T-shirts and merch: http://bit.ly/whatifshop
Facebook Watch: https://www.facebook.com/What.If.science
Watch on Tubi: http://bit.ly/what-if-tubi
"Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it, we go nowhere." — Carl Sagan
If you enjoy What If, make sure to check out our other channel "Underknown": https://www.youtube.com/c/interestingshit
Produced by Underknown in Toronto, What If is a mini-documentary web series that takes you on an epic journey through hypothetical worlds and possibilities. Join us on an imaginary adventure — grounded in scientific theory — through time, space and chance, as we ask what if some of the most fundamental aspects of our existence were different.
Feedback, inquiries and suggestions: https://underknown.com/contact