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The mystery of the ravioliferous moons of Saturn has finally been solved

Saturn's oddly shaped moons have fascinated researchers for many years. (Credit: JPL / NASA.gov) After nearly twenty years in space – 13 of them spent discovering extraordinary discoveries about the Saturn system, including its rings and its natural satellites – The NASA spacecraft Cassini ran out of fuel. However, just before Saturn's immersion on September 15, 2017, the probe completed …

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A possible explanation for one of Saturn's moons with subterranean ocean

Saturn's moon Enceladus. Credit: NASA A team of researchers, one with the University of Maryland, the other with the Southwest Research Institute, has found that there is a plausible explanation for the existence of the ocean beneath the surface of one of Saturn's moons. In their article Nature Astronomy Marc Neveu and Alyssa Rhoden describe the computer model they have …

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Why does Enceladus have an underground ocean? New research shows differences between Saturn's moons

New answers to secrets about Saturn's moons could shed light on Enceladus's ability to support life, researchers say. Researchers now know, for example, why Enceladus harbors a hidden ocean, while many of his siblings do not. Saturn not only has extraordinary rings, but also more than 60 moons. The size of these natural satellites ranges from tiny lunar stars that …

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NASA's Cassini Spacecraft reveals secrets of Saturn's miniature ravioli moons

Data collected by NASA's Cassini probe as they made a close flyby to Saturn in the final days of their mission revealed new details on the planet's nearby mini-ravioli moons. Saturn's rings have strange surfaces covered with material from Saturn's iconic rings and particles of ice that, according to NASA, are blasted from Saturn's larger moon Enceladus. They also have …

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Saturn's rings coat tiny moons – ScienceDaily

New findings have been discovered on five tiny moons located in and near Saturn's rings. The nearest NASA spacecraft Cassini aircraft show that the surfaces of these unusual moons are covered with material from the rings of the planet – and from icy particles hurled from Saturn's larger moon, Enceladus. The work paints a picture of the competing processes that …

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Scientists need your help to name the newly discovered moons of Jupiter

Now you have the chance to name a Moon, but do not raise hopes – Moony McMoonFace is not in the race. Researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science have introduced some fairly strict rules for their competition asking for public support in naming the newly discovered moons of Jupiter. The Carnegie scientists announced in July 2018 for the first …

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Can moons have moons? | space

<! – -> Size comparison of the main moons in our solar system via Emily Lakdawalla. Most planets in our solar system have orbiting moons and even some asteroids have their own moons. But do any moons have moons ? Is it possible? Could there be so-called Submoons ? Juna Kollmeier of Carnegie Science said her 4-year-old son had sparked …

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Stunning NASA video shows Jupiter's moons racing through his big red storm

It's been more than a year since the NASA probe orbited Cassini for an impressive thirteen years after orbiting Saturn. But even from the grave, the exquisite images of this robust probe continue to take its breath away. ] With photos from Cassini's flyby of Jupiter and its moons, NASA associate Kevin M. Gill created an absolutely stunning gif that …

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Hunt Is on Moons Around Ultima Thule

NASA's New Horizons mission has come to an end. Credit: NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory / Southwest Research Institute In the wee hours of Jan. The most distant celestial object ever explored may have moons, and astronomers are trying hard to find them. .1, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zoomed past the small, frigid object Ultima Thule, which …

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The earth has not one but three moons

A group of Hungarian scientists has confirmed astronomical speculation over many years: Earth has three natural satellites or moons, not one. The research published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society says that the new moons consist entirely of extremely tiny dust particles less than a millimeter in size and tend to reflect the light poorly. That's why …

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