Waspie_Dwarf Posted March 30 #1 Share Posted March 30 (IP: Staff) · Hubble Finds Saturn's Rings Heating Its Atmosphere Quote The secret has been hiding in plain view for 40 years. But it took the insight of a veteran astronomer to pull it all together within a year, using observations of Saturn from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and retired Cassini probe, in addition to the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft and the retired International Ultraviolet Explorer mission. The discovery: Saturn's vast ring system is heating the giant planet's upper atmosphere. The phenomenon has never before been seen in the solar system. It's an unexpected interaction between Saturn and its rings that potentially could provide a tool for predicting if planets around other stars have glorious Saturn-like ring systems, too. Read More: NASA 3 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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