Are Saturn’s rings actually young?

In the paper, published today in Nature Astronomy and presented at the EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2019 in Geneva, the authors suggest that the rings look much younger than they actually are, because there is a process that preferentially eject dusty and organic material out of Saturn’s rings. Cassini’s dive through the rings during the mission’s … Read more Are Saturn’s rings actually young?

Wind mystery inside gas giant Saturn begins to unravel

A new study argues that Saturn’s interior flows like honey due to its magnetic field, which may help solve the mystery of why the planet’s powerful winds stop 8,500km inside the giant gas planet. Unlike Earth, Saturn has no solid surface; it is a gaseous planet, consisting mostly of hydrogen and helium that move around … Read more Wind mystery inside gas giant Saturn begins to unravel