Saturday, September 06, 2008

Saturn Moons Sport Rings, Too

Saturn Moons Sport Rings, Too Irene Klotz, Discovery News | Sept. 5, 2008 -- "They're not like the thick, beautiful bands hugging Saturn, but two of the planet's little moons sport faint, partial rings of their own.

New findings from the Cassini science probe confirm ring arcs ahead and behind the small moons Anthe and Methone, a discovery that is giving physicists new insights into the sculpting prowess of gravity.

More fun facts from space. This one is great in than it's partial rings. How do they stay on orbit with the moons? Why don't they encompass the entire circumference? What keeps them in the positions of leading and trailing?

Man, this is so cool.

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