Believe it or not, that’s the sound made between Saturn and its moon Enceladus.
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Complex organic molecules have been discovered originating from one of Saturn’s moons, Enceladus, adding to its potential to support life, researchers said on Wednesday. The Cassini spacecraft first flew close to the ice-covered moon in 2005 as part of a mission to gather data on Saturn that will be analyzed for years to come. A team led by Frank Postberg and Nozair Khawaja of the University of Heidelberg in Germany said they had identified fragments of large organic molecules in ice grains that were ejected from geysers through cracks in the moon’s icy exterior.
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Saturn is the second largest planet in our solar system and has a characteristic ring. Researchers have now synthesized a molecular ‘nano-Saturn’. It consists of a spherical C(60) fullerene as the planet and a flat macrocycle made of six anthracene units as the ring. The structure is confirmed by spectroscopic and X-ray analyses.
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Pan, the “ravioli moon,” carves a path through the pretty debris ringing this most photogenic of planets.
An absolute sodium abundance for a cloud-free ‘hot Saturn’ exoplanet
An absolute sodium abundance for a cloud-free ‘hot Saturn’ exoplanet, Published online: 07 May 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0101-7
The optical transmission spectrum for the ‘hot Saturn’ exoplanet WASP-96b reveals a clear atmosphere, an atmospheric sodium abundance and hence its metallicity, which is consistent with the metallicity trend observed in Solar System planets and exoplanets.
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After a star forms, a leftover ring of dust and gas eventually forms into planets.
Attention alien hunters: Scientists have identified a deep sea microbe that could possibly survive the ocean floor of Saturn’s moon Enceladus.