Which planets have rings? (Beginner)

Officially, how many of the planets of our solar system have rings and what are they? Thanks in advance for your assistance.

All of the giant planets in our solar system have rings: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Jupiter's ring is thin and dark, and cannot be seen from Earth. Saturn's rings are the most magnificent; they are bright, wide, and colorful. Uranus has nine dark rings around it, and Neptune's rings are also dark, but contain a few bright arcs.

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