Skip to comments.Cassini snaps a tiny moon shaping Saturn's ring
Posted on 01/19/2017 11:42:35 AM PST by BenLurkin
This new picture from NASA's Cassini probe shows off the peculiarity of Daphnis, a moon so tiny it wasn't discovered until 2005. It's just 8 kilometres (5 miles) across, and irregularly shaped, which gives it a wobbly orbit.
The Keeler gap is just 42 kilometres (26 miles) wide, and Daphnis' distance varies from Saturn by about 9 kilometres (5.6 miles), while it moves up and down by about 17 kilometres (10.5 miles). This eccentricity, and Daphnis' gravity, causes peaked waves to form on the edges of the gap, in both vertical and horizontal directions. In this new image, taken from a distance of 28,000 kilometres (17,000 miles), you can see a faint tendril of material to Daphnis' left, following in its wake.
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John Profumo was very familiar with the Keeler Gap. He also knew Mandy quite well. But he denied any knowledge of Daphnis (well, he would, wouldn’t he?).
How does this fulfill NASA’s number one priority and help Muslims feel good about themselves?
The worship a moon god.
Thankfully, I don’t think that is even on the radar anymore. NASA can get back to space exploration once again.
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