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The discovery of 20 new moons gives Saturn a record in the solar system

Jupiter may be the king of the solar system, but Saturn has a larger entourage: Today, astronomers have announced that they have discovered 20 more moons around Saturn, which is a total of 82 – the highest number for each planet in the solar system. The massive transport is just over a year after the astronomers announced 12 new moons …

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Saturn overtakes Jupiter as planet with most moons

Image copyright NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute Image caption Roll over Jupiter, Saturn is the new moon king                  Saturn has overtaken Jupiter as the planet with the most moons, A team discovered a haul of 20 new moons orbiting the ringed planet, bringing its total to 82; Jupiter, by contrast, has 79 natural satellites. The moons were …

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"Ideal forerunners" of LIFE on the icy moon of Saturn, scientists say – RT World News

Deep beneath its frozen primal oceans, Saturn's moon Enceladus may hide the building blocks of life according to recent research. The finding raises exciting new questions as to whether humanity is alone in the cosmos. Searching for large amounts of data transmitted by NASA's Cassini probe, researchers discovered that Enceladus emitted "new species of organic compounds" in ice clouds from …

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Space photos of the week: Cassini's stay around Saturn

Launched in 1997, NASA's Cassini mission was designed to orbit Saturn, exploring the rings, icy moons, and overall planet composition. During his 13-year orbit, he also discovered bizarre storms at the North Pole of the planet, mini-moons circling between the rings, and water-ice spouts gushing from the moon of Enceladus. Oh, and his biggest moon, Titan, was littered with methane …

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Saturn rings shine in a beautiful new NASA Hubble portrait

Hubble watched Saturn on June 20, 2019 and gave us this beautiful new portrait. NASA, ESA, A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center) and M.H. Wong (University of California, Berkeley) Saturn is the chic fashionista supermodel of the solar system. It wears its rings as if it were pulling down the runway of the cosmos. It's a beautiful planet, and the …

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Here's Hubble's Newest Image of Saturn

Hubble has captured a new image of Saturn that makes you wonder if it's even real. The image is so crisp It makes it look like Saturn is just floating in space. Which it is. This image of the ringed planet was captured at Saturn was at its closest to Earth, some 1.36 billion km away (845 million miles) on …

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That's why the Saturn rotation is so hard to measure

For a rocky planet, it can be easy to determine the length of a day. Just pick a reference point and watch how long it takes for the camera to disappear. But for planets like Saturn it's not that easy. There are no surface features to track. Scientists have spent decades trying to determine the Saturn rotation period. But the …

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A Short Astronomical History of the Amazing Saturn Rings – Raw Story

Many dream of what they would do if they had a time machine. Some would travel 100 million years into the past when dinosaurs roamed the earth. However, not many would think of bringing a telescope with them, and if that had happened, observe Saturn and his rings. Whether our time-traveling astronomer would be able to observe Saturn's rings is …

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