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HELLBLOG: Not Really Starless at Saturn                     ...

HELLBLOG: Not Really Starless at Saturn ...

Although Enceladus and Saturn's rings are largely made up of water ice, they show very different characteristics. The small ring particles are too tiny to retain internal heat and have no way to get warm, so they are frozen and geologically dead. Enceladus, on the other hand, is subject to forces that heat its interior to this very day. This results in its famous south polar water jets, which are just visible above the moon’s dark, southern limb, along with a sub-surface ocean.

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Although Enceladus and Saturn's rings are largely made up of water ice, they show very different characteristics. The small ring particles are too tiny to retain internal heat and have no way to get warm, so they are frozen and geologically dead. Enceladus, on the other hand, is subject to forces that heat its interior to this very day. This results in its famous south polar water jets, which are just visible above the moon’s dark, southern limb, along with a sub-surface ocean.

HELLBLOG: Cheops: Um telescópio para observar exoplanetas Re...

HELLBLOG: Cheops: Um telescópio para observar exoplanetas Re...

Basking in Light Sunlight truly has come to Saturn's north pole. The whole northern region is bathed in sunlight in this view from late 2016 feeble though the light may be at Saturn's distant domain in the solar system.

Basking in Light

Basking in Light Sunlight truly has come to Saturn's north pole. The whole northern region is bathed in sunlight in this view from late 2016 feeble though the light may be at Saturn's distant domain in the solar system.

HELLBLOG: Restos de planeta destruído encontrados na órbita ...

HELLBLOG: Restos de planeta destruído encontrados na órbita ...

When seen up close, the F ring of Saturn resolves into multiple dusty strands. This Cassini view shows three bright strands and a very faint fourth strand off to the right.

F for Fabulous

When seen up close, the F ring of Saturn resolves into multiple dusty strands. This Cassini view shows three bright strands and a very faint fourth strand off to the right.

HELLBLOG: Quais ETs vão nos ver primeiro?

HELLBLOG: Quais ETs vão nos ver primeiro?

November 28 2016 : Tiny Mimas Huge Rings Saturn's icy moon Mimas is dwarfed by the planet's enormous rings.

Tiny Mimas, Huge Rings

November 28 2016 : Tiny Mimas Huge Rings Saturn's icy moon Mimas is dwarfed by the planet's enormous rings.

HELLBLOG: Detectada atmosfera de exoplaneta parecido com a T...

HELLBLOG: Detectada atmosfera de exoplaneta parecido com a T...

Picture of the day for November 21 2016 by Nasa Surface features are visible on Saturn's moon Prometheus in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

Faint F Ring and Prometheus

Picture of the day for November 21 2016 by Nasa Surface features are visible on Saturn's moon Prometheus in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

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