Kategorie: Saturn

Ein Gürtel aus kleinen Monden

Das prächtige Ringsystem des Saturn geht auf die Zerstörung kleinerer Monde zurück. Für diese Theorie spricht nun auch die Entdeckung von acht Minimonden in einem der Saturnringe durch amerikanische, deutsche und finnische Forscher. Wahrscheinlich...

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Cassini's Diamond Anniversary

Ten years ago, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft departed planet Earth from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and embarked on a seven-year long, circuitous journey of several billion miles across the solar system to the planet Saturn. To...

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Cassini Pinpoints Hot Sources of Jets on Enceladus

A recent analysis of images from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft provides conclusive evidence that the jets of fine, icy particles spraying from Saturn’s moon Enceladus originate from the hottest spots on the moon’s “tiger stripe”...

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Possible Explanation for Two-Toned Iapetus

Saturn’s moon Iapetus is one of the most mysterious objects in the Solar System. It’s shaped like a walnut, with a strange ridge that runs along its equator, and it’s got vastly different hemispheres....

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Frostiger Enceladus: Leben eher unwahrscheinlich

Ein neues Modell des Saturnmondes Enceladus könnte die Hoffnungen, dort Leben zu finden, dämpfen. Das von Forschern der Universität von Illinois erstellte Modell erklärt die auffallendsten Erscheinungen auf Enceladus ohne das Vorhandensein von flüssigem...

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Cassini data points to origin of Saturn's G ring

Scientists studying data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have discovered what they thought is the origin for one of the more unusual rings surrounding the planet Saturn. In a paper published in the journal “Science”,...

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Saturn’s Moon Iapetus Enjoys Eternal Youth

Saturn’s moon Iapetus is one of the strangest objects in our Solar System. Unlike other objects of this size, Iapetus is walnut-shaped, with a clearly defined chain of mountains along its equator. How could...

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Clumps found in Saturn's rings

Scientists working with data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have concluded that one of Saturn’s major rings is composed of clumps of material rather than a more uniform distribution of smaller objects. Planetary scientists used...

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