Latest Moon Phoebe Stories
Cassini-Huygens mission are providing convincing evidence that Saturnâ€™s moon Phoebe was formed elsewhere in the Solar System, and was only later caught by the planet's gravitational pull.
Saturn's moon Phoebe -- Phoebe is the outermost of Saturn's known moons. Phoebe is almost 4 times more distant from Saturn than its nearest neighbor (Iapetus). It was discovered by William Henry Pickering in 1898. Most of Saturn's moons have very bright surfaces, but Phoebe's albedo is very low (.06), as dark as lampblack. All of Saturn's moons except for Phoebe and Iapetus orbit very nearly in the plane of Saturn's equator. Phoebe's orbit is retrograde, inclined almost 175, and is...
- Large; stout; burly.