Astronomy

Birth of Saturn’s Moon Witnessed

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Scientists say they have potentially witnessed what they believe could be the birth of Saturn’s 63rd Moon.  The probe Cassini has taken a black and white image of Saturn’s outermost ring which is believed to hold the evidence. It’s such an exciting and unexpected event for Scientists to witness.  Apparently they noticed a bump on the edge of the ring that they think might indicate the presence of some kind of object.

They think that “Peggy” might be about half a mile in diameter and is almost certainly ma

de of ice.  This disturbance is about 20% brighter than its surroundings. The research was published in the journal Icarus. The image taken by the Cassini probe may have captured the moment of the moon’s birth among the clouds of ice particles making up the rings.  

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