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Cassini Spies Mysterious Object Named ‘Peggy’ at Edge of Saturn’s Rings

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posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 05:15 PM
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SAN FRANCISCO — NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has spotted an object located right at the edge of Saturn’s A ring that is confounding scientists. Its name? Peggy.

This strange something was spotted by accident on April 15 when Cassini’s cameras were aimed at a tiny moon named Prometheus that orbits just inside another of Saturn’s rings. A member of the mission’s imaging team, astronomer Carl Murray of Queen Mary University of London, noticed an odd kink at the A ring’s edge that jutted outward.

“I’d not seen anything like this personally in the A ring,” he said during a talk today here at the 2013 American Geophysical Union conference.


Because he was analyzing the images on April 19, the same day as his mother-in-law’s 80th birthday, Murray named the mystery object after her. Peggy (the object) appears to be about 1 kilometer in diameter, much too small to be a moon or even moonlet, which are generally at least 10 times bigger. Cassini’s cameras can only see down to about 10 km, so Peggy is only known by the interference it causes.

“What he sees is a disturbance in the rings,” said physicist Matthew Headman from the University of Idaho, also a member of Cassini’s imaging team but who was not involved in Murray’s work.

Nobody knows exactly what Peggy is. One possibility is that it’s an accumulation of ring material that has collapsed gravitationally under its own weight. Some of Saturn’s moons, particularly those orbiting near the rings, are thought to have formed in this way, forming from ring dust and then collecting more material to grow. If this is what Peggy turns out to be, it would be quite exciting for scientists, who have never observed this process before.

The mystery object could also just be a transient feature, perhaps a bunch of material that came together briefly but then broke back up into smaller chunks in the ring. After going back in Cassini’s image archive, Murray found pictures of Peggy from as early as June 2012. But it is inconclusive whether or not Cassini has seen the feature in shots taken after April.

“It may well be that the discovery image was the breakup of the object,” Murray said.

The Cassini team has scheduled further investigations of Peggy, which may help clear up some of the confusion. They are particularly interested to see what happens to it after January, when gravitational interactions from two moons named Janus and Epimetheus will cause the A ring to expand somewhat, its edge sweeping outward away from Saturn.

“Is it going to ride the edge out? Or will the edge sweep past it?” asked Headman. The answer will have to wait.




posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 05:22 PM
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It is most likely a large temporary mining facility being set up by ET's
They must have secretly broken through galactic laws to travel here.


If not so, then maybe a bunch of asteroids got separated from the herd
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posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 05:32 PM
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They should have named it Osama

What incredible technology ,to be able to see such a tiny object and its only friggen 1.67 billion km away



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 06:21 PM
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Who knew there were such things as moonlets. How cute. I love that word. Imagine watching as this becomes a moonlet. Of course that probably takes more than a few lifetimes.



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 06:23 PM
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Cassini fly-by of Saturn has yielded pix of interesting unexplained objects in the edges of some of the rings




posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 06:23 PM
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I cant remember what he said exactly but David Icke claims the rings were made by Aliens and they had little ships up there doing stuff.

Just when I think that dude is totally bat # crazy you see stuff like this LOL



posted on Dec, 10 2013 @ 08:49 PM
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I cant remember what he said exactly but David Icke claims the rings were made by Aliens and they had little ships up there doing stuff.

Just when I think that dude is totally bat # crazy you see stuff like this LOL

..and then you realize that David Icke is still crazy?



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 03:54 AM
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It's the famous 'Ring Makers of Saturn' .... Norman Bergrun.



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 04:06 PM
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I also discovered this on wired.. And was analyzing this ring . I enlarged the photograph and it looked like its either eating the ring or making it ? but according to the article it dissolves..


forming from ring dust and then collecting more material to grow. If this is what Peggy turns out to be, it would be quite exciting for scientists, who have never observed this process before.




I also looked at older photographs from the rings if I could notice any change in size but it to my conclusion stayed the same..




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posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 04:12 PM
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IkNOwSTuff
I cant remember what he said exactly but David Icke claims the rings were made by Aliens and they had little ships up there doing stuff.

Just when I think that dude is totally bat # crazy you see stuff like this LOL
. I know what he says is hard to believe, fourth dimensional Reptilian Aliens and all, but I think he may be right.



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 04:18 PM
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I'd say it looks like its creating it.
Has the size of the rings altered?



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 04:25 PM
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I only enlarged it , with the same ratio height and width..But you have to bear in mind that the 2008 picture has taken from another angle
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posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 04:37 PM
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That's the moon Prometheus ..
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posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 04:50 PM
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My guess is that some of the material that forms the rings has somehow managed to pull it's way out of the Roche Limit. If this is what happened then it may be forming into a moonlet since it is now far enough away to collect.
Maybe one of Saturn's moons, or another passing object, influenced the material of the ring in this way?



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 05:43 PM
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That's the moon Prometheus ..
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By Jove, I think you're right!



posted on Dec, 11 2013 @ 06:08 PM
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weve said it many times... its Zeus forces... All the external planets are occupied by Zeus forces from Seirios.


They push the snakes and rebel scums into inner space, thats why ufo sights increasing dramatically the last years and the following ones.

Since 98, that many astronomers spoke about hundreds of strange objects near saturn rings... died.
And thats why we also tell you, to dont believe or trust any "light messangers", mediums that commun with aliens, etc. The good forces, never communicate via channeling or possesion. These things will increase though, but it wont be for good.

Anyway, a part of their job is to maintenance saturn rings. Ring makers.

AVE to them.

I will close mu msg, by reminding you what Nikita Khrushchev in 1960s said in the united nations and in his speech. He said: "THE GREEK CUSTOMS OF SPACE PATROL AROUND THE EARTH, UNTIL IT' S
THE RIGHT TIME TO REVEAL !!! "

You can search it...
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posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 01:18 AM
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I searched it. That quote does not exist.



posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 08:00 AM
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The Ringmakers of Saturn Dr Norman Bergrun

The Ringmakers of Saturn Dr Norman Bergrun-1/7



posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 08:39 AM
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I will give you some reference, search the speech in the United Nations 1960s (September), in the point who argues with the US president Dwight Eisenhower.. They argue about the " Shoot down of a spy AIRCRAFT U-2 over Russia land". (and he says that...)

Many claim that, its not 1 or 2 but dozen... Thats how I give u these details.
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posted on Dec, 13 2013 @ 08:50 PM
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Or you can search and give me a credible link. I searched, I can't find it. You claim it exists, prove it.



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