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Saturn: Enceladus shown to have all six of the essential elements for life
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Saturn: Enceladus shown to have all six of the essential elements for life

Reanalysis of icy rock grains from a ring of Saturn – fed by ice plumes from its moon Enceladus – has revealed the presence of phosphorus, the only key essential element for life that hadn’t already been spotted Space 21 September 2022 By Alex Wilkins Finding phosphorus means Saturn’s moon Enceladus has now been shown...

Saturn: Enceladus shown to have all six of the essential elements for life
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Saturn: Enceladus shown to have all six of the essential elements for life

Reanalysis of icy rock grains from a ring of Saturn – fed by ice plumes from its moon Enceladus – has revealed the presence of phosphorus, the only key essential element for life that hadn’t already been spotted Space 21 September 2022 By Alex Wilkins Finding phosphorus means Saturn’s moon Enceladus has now been shown...

Saturn’s rings could have come from a destroyed moon named Chrysalis
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Saturn’s rings could have come from a destroyed moon named Chrysalis

The origins of Saturn’s rings, its unusual tilt and the strange tie between the planet and Neptune have been mysteries for years. They could all be solved by the destruction of a moon Space 15 September 2022 By Leah Crane How did Saturn get its rings and tilt? Shutterstock/Johan Swanepoel Saturn may have got both...

Lots of strange things about Saturn can be explained by a destroyed moon
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Lots of strange things about Saturn can be explained by a destroyed moon

Saturn is an unusual planet in some obvious ways, most notably its extensive ring system. But it’s also strange in some less obvious ways: The rings appear to be far, far younger than the planet, and they stay stably in the plane of Saturn’s orbit while the planet’s axis of rotation wobbles around dramatically. A...

Long-lost moon explains the origin of Saturn’s rings
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Long-lost moon explains the origin of Saturn’s rings

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  With its striking rings and tilted axis, Saturn is the showiest planet in the solar system. Now, scientists say they have a new theory as to how the gas giant got its signature...

Saturn’s rings could have come from a destroyed moon named Chrysalis
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Saturn’s rings could have come from a destroyed moon named Chrysalis

The origins of Saturn’s rings, its unusual tilt and the strange tie between the planet and Neptune have been mysteries for years. They could all be solved by the destruction of a moon Space 15 September 2022 By Leah Crane How did Saturn get its rings and tilt? Shutterstock/Johan Swanepoel Saturn may have got both...

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Starwatch: Saturn makes its closest approach to Earth of the year | Saturn

The beautiful ringed planet Saturn has arrived at its closest approach to Earth of the year. On 14 August, Saturn is 8.86 astronomical units from Earth. An astronomical unit is the radius of Earth’s orbit around the sun. Equal to roughly 150m km, that places Saturn 1.3bn km away currently. Travelling at an average speed...