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A Day's A Day The World Around But Shorter On Saturn Researchers have finally determined the length of a day on the ringed planet (gas shrouds any landmarks, so it was tough). Precision matters: A faster spin influences the speed of surface winds.
NPR.org | Mar 28, 2015 11:38 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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A day on Saturn is seven minutes SHORTER than once thought Scientists in Israel have revealed a new rotation speed estimate for the ringed planet (pictured) of 10 hours, 32 minutes and 45 seconds. This is based on measuring its gravity, shape and density.
Mail Online | Mar 26, 2015 09:59 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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A new spin on Saturn's peculiar rotation The precise measurement of Saturn's rotation has presented a great challenge to scientists, as different parts of this sweltering ball of hydrogen and helium rotate at different speeds whereas its rotation axis and magnetic pole are aligned. A new method
Science Daily | Mar 25, 2015 7:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Length of Saturn's Day Measured Like Never Before Setting your daily schedule on Saturn could be more challenging than you might think. Measurements taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft have shown that the ringed planet might have a longer day than originally calculated from measurements taken by the
Yahoo! News | Mar 25, 2015 6:31 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Jupiter Destroyed 'Super-Earths' In Our Early Solar System sciencehabit writes: If Jupiter and Saturn hadn't formed where they did—and at the sizes they did—as the disk of dust and gas around our sun coalesced, then our solar system would be a very different and possibly more hostile place, new resear
Slashdot | Mar 24, 2015 8:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Exploring the night sky with a naked eye WASHINGTON If you want to see Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn with the naked eye, the sun is the key.
The Republican-American | Mar 22, 2015 05:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Waterbury, Connecticut
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Centenarian shows shes still got drive Age is just a number, and to Blanche Hendershot, it’s a magnificent three digits. In honor of her 101st birthday today, Hendershot planned to take one last spin behind the wheel in her black 2006 Saturn Ion.
The Republic | Mar 22, 2015 12:55 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend article from Columbus, Indiana
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Minor planet Chiron may have a pair of rings Brooks HaysBOSTON, March 18 (UPI) -- Astronomers at MIT say they've detected possible rings around a centaur, or minor planet, called Chiron, which splits the orbits of Saturn and Uranus.
United Press International | Mar 18, 2015 4:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Solar system 'centaur' might have rings like Saturn MIT researchers think that Chiron might be the sixth body in our solar system to have rings. Take that, Saturn!>
Yahoo! News | Mar 17, 2015 9:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Spacecraft Captures Detail of Saturn's Rings NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn captured a stunning photo showing off the layered details of the planet's famous rings.
ABC News | Mar 17, 2015 1:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend