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A ghostly 'ladder' in Saturn's F ring

Saturn's F ring is certainly a curious structure. Orbiting the giant planet 82,000 kilometers above its equatorial cloud tops, the F ring is a ropy, twisted belt of bright ice particles anywhere from 30-500 km wide. It can ...

dateJun 03, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Ice cloud heralds fall at Titan's south pole

(Phys.org) —An ice cloud taking shape over Titan's south pole is the latest sign that the change of seasons is setting off a cascade of radical changes in the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon. Made from an unknown ice, ...

dateApr 11, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Enceladus' jets reach all the way to its sea

Thanks to the Cassini mission we've known about the jets of icy brine spraying from the south pole of Saturn's moon Enceladus for about 8 years now, but this week it was revealed at the 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference ...

dateMar 20, 2013 in Space Exploration
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