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Saturn Moon Formation Seen in New Images

Astronomers this week were excited to announce that new images taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft may show a how a new, icy moon could form within Saturn‘s rings. The images show what NASA is describing as “disturbances” on the edge of Saturn’s outermost ring. The standout feature of these disturbances is an area significantly brighter than the surrounding ring. The …

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A Saturn Moon Has Water, And Possibly Life, Scientists Say

Saturn’s moon, Enceladus, contains water – which planetary scientists have long suspected lurked beneath its icy veneer and above its rocky core – and it has been confirmed scientists announced on Thursday. Planetary scientists suspected water existed since 2005, when photographs showing geysers of ice crystals shooting out of its south pole were captured. The findings, published in the journal …

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