to connectVideoSaturn shines in the latest NASA image: ‘Rings are still as beautiful as ever
NASA releases new images of Saturn’s interior. The photos, taken by the Hubble telescope, a new detailed picture of the 6th planet from the sun.
The rings of saturn could seem to be as bright as ever, but the debate on the question of how many years they have been revived for a new trial.
The study, published in Nature, Astronomy, suggests that, although the rings can be displayed at a very young age, in a cosmic sense, the data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, shows that they are, in fact, is as old as the universe itself.
“The spectacular results of the Cassini’s’ Grand Finale, to provide constraints on the characteristics and the evolutionary processes on Saturn’s rings,” the study abstract states. These results have been interpreted as evidence that the rings are much younger than the solar system, is dramatically changing the way we look at the origin of the entire Saturn system, and it is attracting the attention of the scientific news media.”
The latest view of Saturn from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captures the fine details of the ring system, which looks like a vinyl record with grooves representing the detailed structure of the inside of the rings, and the atmospheric details once and for all, it can only be picked up by a space craft, a visit to a distant globe.
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The abstract goes on to say: “But we have to keep in mind is that the age of the rings was not actually measured it (which is not, per se, but rather derived from it. Here, we put these results in perspective, and we point out that the young-rings hypothesis, a number of unresolved issues. Another interpretation, compatible with the rings to be as old as the solar system, are still possible.”
In September 2017, When Cassini was immersed in Saturn’s atmosphere after an epic 20-year space journey.
Other studies have suggested that the rings were composed of more than 95% of the water, so a little younger than the dinosaurs. However, the study’s lead author, Aurélien Crida, is a dispute that, by reference to the bombardment rate of small rocks (known as micrometeoroids), and the weight of the batteries.
“I have to admit that I’m biased, because I love the model of a satellite formation, in the form of rings (I have contributed to the development of it), and I would be annoyed, as [was] possible,” he said Space.com in a recent interview.
“You know, I think that, objectively speaking, in the form of a much more consistent picture, with a conclusive model of their formation at the same time as the Saturn, along with the formation and the migration of the satellites, in agreement with the observation,” he continued. “In addition, the current mass is very consistent with a 4.5 billion-year evolution, so it all fits together.”
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In the past, researchers have suggested that if Saturn’s rings were old, they would be littered with organic molecules, silicates, and other materials. This was some of the organic matter in the gas giant’s upper atmosphere, and the solid pellets in the gap between the planet and the nearest to the ring, which the researchers believe adds credence to their theory that the rings are indeed getting old.
“One possible explanation for this is that the (unknown) process, which is responsible for the erosion of the rings, and the launch of the nanograins is in fact ‘cleaning’ of the rings, and the removal of silicates instead of water ice,” the researchers wrote in the study.
To speak with a Space.com, Crida, said that the identification of the age of Saturn’s rings, it is very important, because it can lead to the “discovery” of the age of Saturn’s moons, including Enceladus. The possibility that the moon might be the way of life has been strengthened, but as soon as the researchers determined, and the atlantic ocean is likely to be 1 billion years old, placing it in the sweet spot.
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