Saturn's Newest Moon

Surprise! Astronomers analyzing images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft have found that Saturn has yet another moon in one of its outermost rings:

A faint pinprick of light embedded in one of Saturn's outermost rings is now the 61st moon known to be circling the giant planet, astronomers announced today. [...]

Based on its brightness, astronomers estimate that the as-yet-unnamed moon is a third of a mile (half a kilometer) wide. This is tiny as far as moons go, but the object is likely the largest in its neighborhood.


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The cassini imaging team sends out wonderful email alerts. Of course the images are awe-inspiring, but also the excitement and passion they have for this project is so evident in their briefs - truly a 'voyage of discovery'. Spock out.
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