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Spectacular Video of Saturn Moons Disturbing Its Rings
Posted on 10/20/2009 5:52:24 PM PDT by Reaganesque
Click here to view the amazing video!
Sir Isaac Newton would be amazed by this awesome video, showing Saturn moons causing gravitational waves as they orbit near its F Ring. These images can only be taken every 15 years, during Saturn's equinox. Thankfully, Cassini is there now.
In the video you can see Prometheus (in the inner side) and Pandora (on the outer side), disturbing and smoothing the rings one after the other, which is why they are called shepherd moons. Things get even more spectacular in the Keeler gap, inside the A ring. There, Daphnis surfs the ring creating beautiful twirls.
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; disturbed; moon; rings; saturn
There are several other pictures from Cassini of Saturn's rings that are quite spectacular as well. Check it out!
The description from NASA...
"These photos are very rare. You can only take them during the equinox, when the sunlight hits its rings at an angle that makes them look their best. That was one of the reasons that made NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory seek more funding to extend the mission."
Awesome, thank you for sharing!
Cool, thanks for sharing.
posted on 10/20/2009 5:56:09 PM PDT
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posted on 10/20/2009 6:02:13 PM PDT
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posted on 10/20/2009 6:45:10 PM PDT
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For other space news go to: http://www.spacetoday.net
posted on 10/20/2009 7:21:39 PM PDT
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To: Reaganesque; KevinDavis
If I have a daughter, I’d like to maybe give her the name of a celestial body.
posted on 10/20/2009 7:41:06 PM PDT
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You don’t want anybody touching her ... oh
posted on 10/20/2009 8:14:57 PM PDT
Well, I am sure their is a list of them somewhere.
posted on 10/20/2009 8:15:46 PM PDT
That is pretty cool. You can see the gravity “waves”
posted on 10/20/2009 8:17:20 PM PDT
posted on 10/20/2009 8:38:16 PM PDT
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Wow super cool thanks for the ping.
posted on 10/20/2009 9:19:09 PM PDT
by Captain Beyond
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No, it’s an out-of-the-ordinary name, coupled with it being the name of a celestial body.
posted on 10/20/2009 11:12:55 PM PDT
(Clyde Shelton is my hero.)
Thanks for the ping. That is really awesome video.
posted on 10/21/2009 3:07:12 PM PDT
by colorado tanker
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Wow! Thank you, a very interesting video.
posted on 10/21/2009 6:12:27 PM PDT
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posted on 10/24/2009 4:50:39 AM PDT
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Einstein’s brilliance just keeps on shining. Gravity truly does warp Space and Time.
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