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Saturn's ravioli-shaped "ring moons" could have formed out of a huge impact

Saturn's Ring Moon Atlas. Image: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute During the last days of the legendary Cassini mission, NASA made a series of orbits around Saturn, capturing unprecedented images of the enigmatic ring of gas giant Monde These photos and other data has now been analyzed by astronomers and shed new light on these elusive objects and …

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A strong earthquake hits the South Pacific on the "Ring of Fire" near New Caledonia, causing tsunami warnings

Last Updated December 5, 2018 2:25 AM EST WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A strong earthquake that shook Wednesday in the South Pacific sent jitters in the area after authorities warned of possible tsunamis There were no first reports of destructive waves or major damage. The magnitude 7.5 quake hit shallow depths near New Caledonia in the afternoon, where earthquakes are …

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Cassini Data reveals "Ring Rain", "Other Secrets of Saturn"

New data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft's latest orbits help scientists to correct biased errors and ask new questions about Saturn. Six research groups published their work this week based on the results of the ship's grand finale. "Since Cassini's days were numbered, the mission team chose gold," NASA wrote in a blog post. "The spaceship flew where it should never …

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