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What's that weird thing around Saturn's second-largest moon? (Rhea)
CSMonitor | UniverseToday ^
| Nancy Atkinson
Posted on 08/01/2010 12:29:26 PM PDT by LibWhacker
There is something around the moon of Rhea. It's not a ring, and it sure is weird, say researchers.
Back in 2005, a suite of six instruments on the Cassini spacecraft detected what was thought to be an extensive debris disk around Saturn's moon Rhea, and while there was no visible evidence, researchers thought that perhaps there was a diffuse ring around the moon. This would have been the first ring ever found around a moon. New observations, however, have nixed the idea of a ring, but there's still something around Rhea that is causing a strange, symmetrical structure in the charged-particle environment around Saturn's second-largest moon.
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TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; cassini; catastrophism; moon; moons; planets; rhea; rings; saturn
Iapetus also has some weirdness, too!
posted on 08/01/2010 12:31:33 PM PDT
by Jack Hydrazine
(It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
"What's that weird thing around Rhea?"
Looks like Danny DeVito, Rhea's husband.
posted on 08/01/2010 12:34:06 PM PDT
(~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
posted on 08/01/2010 12:35:25 PM PDT
Really....That’s my idea of home!!
posted on 08/01/2010 12:38:36 PM PDT
Thanks for the laugh out loud!....
posted on 08/01/2010 12:41:00 PM PDT
(Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
That's where all of the lost airline luggage goes....
posted on 08/01/2010 12:44:54 PM PDT
by G Larry
(Democrats: expediting the Destruction of America, before they lose power...)
posted on 08/01/2010 12:45:28 PM PDT
by El Gato
("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
posted on 08/01/2010 12:48:13 PM PDT
by Slings and Arrows
(You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
To: El Gato
Moonbats crashing and burning
posted on 08/01/2010 12:51:08 PM PDT
(Obama on The View: "When those folks came over on 9-11". Folks??? WTH?)
posted on 08/01/2010 1:32:22 PM PDT
(Will must be the harder, courage the bolder, spirit must be the more, as our might lessens.)
Well, what I want to know is ...
... what’s that weird thing around Uranus?
posted on 08/01/2010 1:38:28 PM PDT
(He promised hope; he gave us hype. He promised change; he gave us chains!)
Are you talking about the hottie, Leah Remini?
posted on 08/01/2010 1:46:08 PM PDT
(...0Dumbo....I will not rest...until I destroy America...)
... whats that weird thing around Uranus?
Klingons, of course.
posted on 08/01/2010 1:47:09 PM PDT
I left my spaceship parked in orbit around Rhea. Is there a problem? Am i getting a ticket?
posted on 08/01/2010 2:01:50 PM PDT
(Government owned slave.)
Cloaking field of the V invasion force, of course.
posted on 08/01/2010 2:04:16 PM PDT
(Those who never learned that peace and freedom are rare will be taught by reality.)
To: eCSMaster; LibWhacker
... whats that weird thing around Uranus?
Berries of some kind?
posted on 08/01/2010 2:09:16 PM PDT
by Ole Okie
Or some kind of field caused by magnetohydrodynamic generation (caused by tidal forces) from the metal interior of the moon.
That or the "moon" is an old interstellar spaceship from the First (Human?) Empire.
What will happen when it is finally fully awake?
posted on 08/01/2010 2:28:10 PM PDT
(Alpha India Alpha Three Tango Alpha)
Just be thankful the Ringworld Engineer civilization hasn't shown up demanding an accounting.
Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
posted on 08/01/2010 2:47:10 PM PDT
by The Comedian
(Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
THX THX . . . WILL CHECK IT OUT.
posted on 08/01/2010 3:08:17 PM PDT
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To: 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; BBell; ...
New observations, however, have nixed the idea of a ring, but there's still something around Rhea that is causing a strange, symmetrical structure in the charged-particle environment around Saturn's second-largest moon.
posted on 08/01/2010 7:19:06 PM PDT
("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
I was flying around the moon of Rhea the other day but didn’t see anything. That’s odd. Maybe it was me.
posted on 08/01/2010 11:54:47 PM PDT
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