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The Cassini spacecraft has observed ice geysers on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Assuming that the energy powering these geysers comes directly from tidal interactions, and that Enceladus’ level of geothermal activity is more or less constant, then the tides within Saturn are quite strong. According to the team’s analysis, these would move the satellite by the small amount indicated by the simulations in only about 100 million years. This would date the formation of the major moons of Saturn, with the exception of more distant Titan and Iapetus, to the relatively recent Cretaceous Period, the era of the dinosaurs.

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Might as well make this into a Saturn general thread.

Close Views Show Saturn's Rings in Unprecedented Detail

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Newly released images showcase the incredible closeness with which NASA's Cassini spacecraft, now in its "Ring-Grazing" orbits phase, is observing Saturn's dazzling rings of icy debris. The views are some of the closest-ever images of the outer parts of the main rings, giving scientists an eagerly awaited opportunity to observe features with names like "straw" and "propellers." Although Cassini saw these features earlier in the mission, the spacecraft’s current, special orbits are now providing opportunities to see them in greater detail. The new images resolve details as small as 0.3 miles (550 meters), which is on the scale of Earth's tallest buildings.

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Weirdest types of moons in the Solar System

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Things that we don’t intuitively think to be possible exist out there in the Universe. The laws of physics can get you to weird places. Here are some of the most interesting (and downright weird) moons that are found in our stellar home.

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NASA Photo Shows Saturn’s Icy Moon Tethys Orbiting Above the Planet’s Rings

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In the image, captured by the Cassini spacecraft, Tethys is lit up by “Saturnshine” — sunlight reflected off of its parent planet.

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Cassini hints at young age for Saturn's rings

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The spectacular rings of Saturn may be relatively young, perhaps just 100 million years or so old.


I have the strangest sense of deja vu with this article but can't find the older announcement.

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Unexplained ‘Glitch’ Seen in Saturn’s Rings

http://mysteriousuniverse.org/2017/09/u ... rns-rings/

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The Sadness of Saturn

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The sun is brutal, the moon is mocking, the stars are terrifying. But Saturn, spinning in its lonely rings, is kind.

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Saturn's Rings Rain Methane Down on Planet

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Saturn’s Rings Alter Its Ionosphere

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In a study published yesterday in the journal Science, researchers using Cassini’s RPWS data showed that Saturn has a cold, compact and dynamic ionosphere with a density that can vary by as much as a factor of 100. Furthermore, the researchers found that Saturn’s enormous and opaque rings cast ionosphere-altering shadows over the planet, and they may even generate “ring rain.”

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Saturn's rings eclipsing Earth and moon.

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Saturn’s Hexagon Could Be an Enormous Tower

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Cassini's Final View of Titan's Northern Lakes and Seas

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100 Images From Cassini's Mission to Saturn

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Dust Storms on Titan Spotted by Cassini for the First Time

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Cassini’s Death Dive into Saturn Reveals Weird Ring “Rain” and More

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Saturn’s Moon Dione Has Mysterious Stripes All Across Its Surface

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