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New Saturnian Moon Discovered

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posted on Jul, 20 2007 @ 07:32 AM

A new moon of Saturn has been discovered, bringing the planet's satellite tally to 60.

Initial measurements suggest the new moon, which is still unnamed, is about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) wide, and lies between the orbits of Methone and Pallene, two Saturnian moons discovered by NASA's Cassini spacecraft in 2004. The newfound moon is about 1.09 million miles (1.76 million kilometers) from Saturn and could be part of a larger group of still undiscovered moons around the ringed planet.


Yet another addition to the extended family of objects that call Sol home.

I wonder how long it will be before a definition of what counts as a moon, and more
importantly a moon classification system is developed.

Comments, Opinions?

posted on Jul, 20 2007 @ 08:31 AM
This post already exists.
Please contribute what you have there.

posted on Jul, 20 2007 @ 08:48 AM
A thread can exist as both an alt. news submission and on the main board.

Because I figured out what thread was being reffered to.

[edit on 7/20/2007 by iori_komei]

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