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2010-12-13 05:30:00

New research suggests that the origin of Saturn's rings may be a case of cosmic murder.

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2010-10-07 10:15:00

The rings of Saturn could have formed after a moon the size of Titan crashed into the developing planet, a researcher from the Southwest Research Institute (SWRI) in Boulder suggested earlier this week.

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2006-06-16 09:08:58

While individual satellite properties vary, the systems all share a striking similarity: the total mass of each satellite system compared to the mass of its host planet is very nearly a constant ratio, roughly 1:10,000.

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2005-02-01 07:05:00

The evolution of Kuiper Belt objects, Pluto and its lone moon Charon may have something in common with Earth and our single Moon: a giant impact in the distant past.


Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.