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Fraser
2008-Feb-01, 07:30 PM
Cassini has been orbiting around Saturn for almost four years, and amazingly, the spacecraft keeps discovering new and unexpected features about this world and its system of rings and moons. Recently, in two of Saturnís rings, Cassini found orderly lines of densely grouped, boulder-size icy particles that extend outward across the rings like ripples [...]

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Palomar
2008-Feb-01, 08:39 PM
Indeed! :)

I especially enjoyed this bit of info:


"Imagine going to a town that stretches from San Francisco to Los Angeles and seeing buildings spaced the same distance apart on every block."

Jerry
2008-Feb-02, 05:51 AM
I would like to see someone use dark matter to model this quirk.