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Fraser
2010-Jul-09, 08:40 PM
Scientists for NASA's Cassini mission noticed some weird-looking propeller-like shapes in the outer edge of Saturn's A ring. What could be creating these unusual contours? A closer look revealed they were being formed by dozens of moving moonlets. Normally, these kilometer-sized moons would have been almost impossible to see, since they are embedded within the [...]

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AndreasJ
2010-Jul-09, 10:12 PM
Would it be reasonable to assume there's a continuous scale of smaller and smaller moons, moonlets, sub-moonlets, etc down to ordinary ring particles?