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Will the rings around Saturn eventually make a moon?

Nelson Joseph

It is unlikely that Saturn’s ring system will ever form one large moon. Saturn has an extensive ring system, with more than ten different sections to it. However, the ring system is extremely thin, just ten metres (30 feet) thick on average, and is made up of mostly very small ice particles, so even if a moon was made from all the ring particles it would only be a few hundred kilometres across.

There are many moonlets located within the ring system that are proposed to have formed from material in the rings, but these are usually from

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The rings of Jupiter

Did you know that Jupiter has rings like Saturn? Only recently have we been able to study them.

The gas giants Jupiter and Saturn have been known about and observed since ancient history. During the Renaissance period and with the dawn of the telescope, Saturn was characterised by its mesmerising ring system whereas Jupiter was the hulking brute of the Solar System, known for the swirling tempest blooming on its south equatorial belt that was later dubbed the Great Red Spot. Scientists identified a similar ring system on Uranus, so when Voyager 1 began its flyby of Jupiter in early

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Ring breakdown

What are Jupiter’s rings made of, how big are they and how were they formed?

Halo ring

The innermost halo ring stretches from around 92,000km (57,000 miles) to just over 120,000km (78,000) and is the thickest of Jupiter’s rings through the vertical. It’s shaped like a torus and is significantly less bright than the main ring despite being many times wider and thicker. The dust particles that the Halo ring is composed of are less than 15 micrometres in diameter and are mostly derived from the main ring.

Main ring

This narrow ring is just 6,500km (4,000 miles) wide and

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An amusing collection of the Olympic Rings

Collection of alternatives to the Olympic Rings in the now-cult blog by Sarah Hyndman that will continue growing until the Games commence

Continents, fags and Carl Jung’s symbolism for humanity and continuity are in the mix of Olympics Rings, designed by Olympics founder Pierre de Coubertin in 1912. With Relish founder and graphic designer Sarah Hyndman found inspiration for her Olympic Logo a Day website from the far more mundane.

The photographs she took in July 2011 are archived on the site, which now gets contributions from all over the world and will continue until the London Olympics begin. ‘I

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Start of the torch relay, Sochi 2014?

Fire Sochi Olympic Games on September 29, was lit in Greece. October 7 starts in MoscowOlympic Torch Relay — "Sochi 2014?, which will be the longest in the history of the Olympic Winter Games.

Overcoming the path of more than 65 000 kilometers across the country, the Olympic flame February 7, 2014, the opening day of the XXII Winter Olympic Games, will arrive on stadium "Fischt".Latest Member relay will ignite a fire in the cup, where it will burn until the end of games.

In the central part of the Olympic Park is being built

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Elliptical lunar halo

April 25, 2013. Elliptical lunar halo: Full Moon is approaching and that means that you will see ice halo around the moon. April 22 Darrel Laskombl Soynchula of settlement, British Columbia (Canada) saw an unusual halo. It was not round, as usual, and elliptical:

"It seems that I had not seen an elliptical halo around the moon — said Laskombl. — I looked up and just stared for a minute. Then he ran home behind the camera. I managed to photograph it before it's gone. "

Les Cowley, an expert on otpike the atmosphere, a phenomenon commented: "A

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Climate scientists argue about the tree rings

February 5, 2013. Climatic reconstructions based on tree rings, has been actively litigated. For example, in 1998, a climatologist Michael Mann had the misfortune publish graph of temperature changes in the Northern Hemisphere, known as the "hockey stick" because of the sudden warming in the XX century. Since then, the scientist became favorite target for critics of the hypothesis of anthropogenic climate change.

The noise of the blogosphere is difficult to discern a genuine scientific debate on the subject, but it is, and our hero has recently joined her too.

Last year, Michael Mann, Jose Fuentes and Scott

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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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Annual rings indicated the important role of climate in solar activity

The results of wavelet analysis indicate that the match temperature changes 11 — and 22-year cycles (under a thick line) is almost complete. It is unlikely that the concentration of carbon dioxide could be the determining factor of temperature fluctuations with such recurring intervals. (Here and below illustrate Y. Muraki et al.)

July 23, 2013. For years, scientists heated debate, discuss the question of the connection of the solar cycle and global climate. This is understandable: the modern climate policy requires resources, and if solar activity is actually important for the climate (which is at present the

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Start of the torch relay, Sochi 2014?

Fire Sochi Olympic Games on September 29, was lit in Greece. October 7, starts in MoscowOlympic Torch Relay — "Sochi 2014?, which will be the longest in the history of the Olympic Winter Games.

Overcoming the path of more than 65 000 kilometers across the country, the Olympic flame February 7, 2014, the opening day of the XXII Winter Olympic Games, will arrive on stadium "Fischt".Latest Member relay will ignite a fire in the cup, where it will burn until the end of games.

In the central part of the Olympic Park is being built

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