A team of astronomers has discovered that the icy moon of Saturn has an atmosphere.This is a very thin layer, but it is present on Dione. This discovery was made recently by the Cassini a space probe.
Cassini, the spacecraft NASA, gave a new image of Hyperion, Saturn’s moon with the strange shape. The raw images were obtained when the spacecraft flew past the moon at a distance of 25.000 kilometers.
According to new studies the mystery of a giant cloud on Saturn’s largest moon Titan may now be solved.
Astronomer Eric Karkoshka at University of Arizona was able to most accurately determine the duration of Neptun’s days.He found that the gas giant makes one revolution around its axis in 15 hours 57 minutes and 59 seconds.It is very difficult to study Neptune, a radio signal from the planet to the Earth does not get because of the solar wind and noise, created by other planets.
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft captures Images and sounds of big Saturn storm. So scientists analyzing data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft now have the first-ever, up-close details of a Saturn storm that is approximately 6,200 miles (10,000 kilometers) wide, nearly as wide as Earth, and has a tail of white clouds that encircles all of Saturn.
With the help NASA’s Cassini spacecraft scientists has discovered that the water geysers erupting from Enceladus contain a significant amount of salt, wich is enough to suggest the presence of a subterranean sea. Saturn’s moon Enceladus, orbiting a planet about 891 million miles (1.4 billion km) from the sun, is cold and frigid on its surface.
On June 18, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft flew within 4,330 miles (6,968 kilometers) of Helene’s surface. It was the second closest approach to Helene of the entire mission.Cassini passed from Helene’s night side to the moon’s sunlit side.NASA’s Cassini spacecraft’s first flight to Helene took place on March 10, 2010, when Cassini flew within 1,131 miles (1,820 kilometers) of the moon.
France’s CoRoT satellite detected the 10 in advance unknown alien planets, and all of which are gaseous like Saturn or Jupiter, including two Neptune-like objects that circle the same star,.According to scientists the new discoveries highlight the diversity of worlds beyond our solar system and increase count of extrasolar planets up to 565
This month the planet Saturn will be closer with the double star Porrima.Porrima,which is also known as Gamma Virginis, is one of the best-known binary stars in the sky, which two bright component stars orbit around each other once every 169 years