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Cassini finds Saturn moon has planet-like qualities

Data from NASA's Cassini mission reveal Saturn's moon Phoebe has more planet-like qualities than previously thought. Scientists had their first close-up look at Phoebe when Cassini began exploring the Saturn system in 2004. Using data from multiple spacecraft instruments and a computer model of the moon's chemistry, geophysics and geology, scientists found Phoebe was a so-called planetesimal, or remnant planetary building block.
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Nasa's Cassini probe reveals that Saturn's moon Phoebe has more planet-like qualities than previously thought

News : The Coming Crisis (2 years ago)

Some of the secrets of Saturn’s pock-marked moon Phoebe have been revealed, with Nasa scientists discovering that it is actually remarkably planet-like. Thanks to data beamed back from the agency’s Cassini probe, which has been loit... Read Post

Cassini spacecraft reveals 101 geysers and more on icy Saturn moon

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (4 weeks ago)

Scientists using mission data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. Their analysis suggests it is possible for liquid water to reach from the moon's underground ... Read Post

Saturn's Planet-Like Moon, Phoebe Came from Kuiper Belt

Academics / General Science : The Daily Galaxy (2 years ago)

Scientists had their first close-up look at Phoebe when Cassini began exploring the Saturn system in 2004. Using data from multiple spacecraft instruments and a computer model of the moon's chemistry, geophysics and geology, scienti... Read Post


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