Around Saturn rotates incredible antiquity

31.03.2013

Photo: ITAR-TASS

Rings and moons of Saturn are much older than previously thought. As reported by NASA, the data space probe "Cassini" show that they are around four billion years. This means that the gas giant spins a sort of "antique shop" — the ancient celestial body that appeared during the birth of the solar system, at a time when there were around a young star protoplanetary cloud.

Draw such a conclusion allowed astronomers to data "Cassini" that around Saturn has a large number of water

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Scientists have observed a merger of the two storms on Saturn

12.04.2004

12.04.2004

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Giant atmospheric vortices on the giant planets like Saturn and Jupiter, in contrast to terrestrial cyclones or hurricanes live for a very long time — months, years and even centuries.

Sometimes, these vortices merge. The current case — only the second in a row similar observation

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One of the rings of Saturn is illuminated and off in strange ways

One of the rings of Saturn is illuminated and off in strange ways. When "Voyager 1" visited the planet in 1980, the ring was dim, but it occasionally flashed bright spots. By the time when the place came "Cassini" (in 2004), the spots are gone, but the brightness of the rings has doubled.

Something collided with the ring F (photo taken apparatus "Cassini in 2009).

The first F-ring discovered the "Pioneer 11" in 1979. While the larger part of the inner rings have a clear edge, the ring F — the outermost of the key — consists

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Cassini passed the station to Earth the first images of Titan

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Photo-fact. MEGAshtorm gripped the planet Saturn

The monstrous storm on Saturn, scientists have recorded the Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA. The storm began as a small atmospheric disturbance, but gradually increased his power.

Devices NASA interplanetary probe "Cassini" orbiting Saturn, began to register the first signs of the formation of a giant storm in December last year. By observations joined by amateur astronomers.

Perturbation of the atmosphere in the northern hemisphere of the planet Saturn, which now spring ring covered the entire planet. The storm began as a small atmospheric disturbance, but gradually started to increase its scale, and eventually formed a vortex diameter of about

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Cassini captures Saturn and Titan in natural colors

Saturn and its largest moon Titan again posed the spacecraft "Cassini".

Eight years ago, when the station just arrived to the places in the northern hemisphere of Saturn was winter and it was a sky-blue. Now comes the winter in the southern part of the planet — and the picture changes: the blue fades in the northern hemisphere, gradually painting the South.

On the other three images seen recently discovered southern polar vortex in the atmosphere of Titan. Camera "Cassini", operating in the visible part of the spectrum, there is observed accumulation of yellowish mist from March 27, and

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U.S.: NASA on Saturn. Black Moon with white seamy side

18.06.2004

18.06.2004

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Close flyby spacecraft Cassini about Phoebe (Phoebe) has given a lot of amazing pictures that led to the conclusion about the origin of this strange moon of Saturn. Surprises are a small moon — a good start to a multi-year mission of the American unit in the

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Now watch for the Saturn!

Cassini, the unit for research NASA, concludes his space journey. Soon it will be the rings of Saturn and the first in the history of space exploration will be on interplanetary orbit. Also for the first time from close range shots are made of rings around the huge planet, study its magnetic field and atmosphere.

In this way, the main goal will be reached a seven-year journey Cassini. Time passing of the rings of Saturn, the device will hang over the planet at an altitude of 18,000 kilometers.

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Cassini scientists brings five new mysteries of Saturn

06.07.2004

06.07.2004

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New details found on the surface of Titan, near the south pole. Field of bright clouds beneath a diameter of 450 km (photo from saturn.jpl.nasa.gov).

The first days of the Cassini spacecraft at Saturn system has brought a dramatic expansion of our knowledge of this planet. And many

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Earths apparatus Cassini in orbit of Saturn

07.07.2004

07.07.2004

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Research began giant planet and its rings

Sergei LESKOV

This week, an international auto probe "Cassini" has started direct study of Saturn and its many moons. The mission will last for 4 years, and it began in 1997, when the "Cassini" from Cape Canaveral went on a

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