Is there any more beautiful than a ringed planet? It's like an instant signifier of an exotic, non-Earth world. And the sight of a ring floating around an entire world is one of the most poetic and astonishing vistas the universe has to offer. And luckily, some immensely talented artists have created illustrations showing the wonder of ringed worlds.
Saturnian Dream: Moonlet Requiem
Gallaen, a large terrestrial world that carries a ring of dust, with Galgotha, its terraformed moon
Distant Outpost around a gas planet
(via Jon Hrubesch/DeviantArt)
A ringed M-class planet
The Cassini Ring
A colony in a moon of a gas giant with rings
A planet with two moons and rings
Tranquility of the silent Titan
The extrasolar planet 81 Ceti b (classified as a Super-Jupiter), 317 lightyears away in the constellation of Cetus. Discovered in July 2008.
(via Bill Lile)
The Ring Watcher
(via Arthur Blue/DeviantArt)