Saturn Has a New Moon Named Peggy

Saturn Has a New Moon Named Peggy

Saturns moon peggy.jpg


Good old Cassini. Whenever you want a new discovery you can rely on this wonderful spacecraft. Cassini has spotted, what appears to be a new moon forming in the outermost ring of Saturn’s bright rings. The object is thought to be about half a mile in size. In the image above you can see the gravitational effect of the object as a bright disturbance at the bottom of the picture on the outermost aspect of the ring. In 2016 Cassini will fly by much closer to the new moon and hopefully provide us with an image of the actual object.


Learn more: 

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-112&rn=news.xml&rst=4106


Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute 

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