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Erik
post Jan 1 2019, 09:03 PM
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A rework of PIA11668 picture.
The "straws" truly look like flat pyramids this way making it even more spectacular and unreal,
did Egyptians go to Saturn !?! smile.gif



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post Feb 24 2020, 09:18 PM
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I can definitely see a bunch of people showing up during the equinoxes to enjoy those shadows going across the rings!


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post Aug 18 2021, 05:52 PM
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This is perhaps the best existing thread for a new result: The oscillations in Saturn's rings have been used to determine anisotropies in Saturn's interior, a different source of data for the same sort of investigation that Cassini's motion was used to probe during the end of the mission and that Juno is investigating now at Jupiter.

On the face of it, it seems like this analysis may have provided better information than Juno has been able to regarding the questions of giant planet formation, but the greater size of Jupiter may mean that results from Saturn alone can't possibly give us the final word on how much of the solar system's planetary material is from heavier elements.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/08/sat...ocky-slushball/
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