Imaging scientists had predicted the new moon's presence and its orbital distance from saturn after last july's sighting of a set of peculiar spiky and wispy features for nasa's science mission directorate, washington, dc the cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at jpl. Because mercury is so close to the sun, the side of its surface that faces the sun is very hot, ~800ok the surface of mercury is gray to orange in color, and is covered with craters mars has two small moons like jupiter, saturn is composed of mostly gas, and has a core composed of rock and metallic hydrogen. Saturn's sixth-largest moon, enceladus (504 kilometers or 313 miles across), is the subject of much scrutiny, in large part due to its spectacular active small, spray water ice and vapor from many locations along the famed tiger stripes near the south pole of saturn's moon enceladus on february 2, 2010. Two tiny moons of saturn, almost lost amid the planet's enormous rings, are seen orbiting in this image pan, visible within the encke gap near lower-right the cassini orbiter and its two onboard cameras were designed, developed and assembled at jpl the imaging operations center is based at the. It's ridiculously amazing advertisement what you're seeing are two moons of saturn, tethys (the bigger one) and enceladus (the smaller one) the cassini spacecraft was in just the right place at the right time to see them perfectly aligned, enceladus superposed on tethys like rings on a dartboard and to.
Saturn's rings have little matter, 'only about a millionth of the mass of our moon', similar to that of smaller asteroids such as 243 ida or 253 mathilde their small mass suggests that the rings could 'empty out' fairly quickly indeed, jupiter's rings are thought to be, in part, the product of the dissolution of two moons, adrastea. This view shows a close up of toward the south polar region of saturn's largest moon, titan, and show a depression within the moon's orange and blue haze layers near the south pole nasa's cassini spacecraft snapped the image on sept 11, 2011 and it was released on dec 22. The cassini mission that has investigated saturn since 2004 has revealed much about the giant planet and its many moons perhaps most with a diameter of just 500km enceladus is nevertheless the sixth largest of saturn's more than 60 moons, orbiting at a distance of just two planet-widths cassini has shown that.
I knew that the saturn contains two sub-satellites (i can't remember the names of them) which moves around saturn along the same orbit and along the same path and their circular velocity isn't the same but they still haven't collided yet do you know about that is it true how come it is possible can you please. Galileo galilei was the first to view saturn's system of rings in the year 1610 because he happened to be viewing their edge, he failed to recognize them as rings in fact, he mistakenly interpreted the rings to be two moons similar to those he had discovered near the planet jupiter in 1655, a dutch astronomer named. Figure 2: photograph from pioneer spacecraft of saturn, showing the moon titan above the planet to the left like jupiter, however, saturn spins much faster on its axis than the earth the earth completes one rotation (turning) on its axis in 24 hours, turning away from the sun and back again to give us night and day.
A tremendous ocean swirls under the surface of saturn's moon enceladus, and now, nasa scientists say its waters may possess life-sustaining features previously seen only on phosphorus and sulphur are the two holdouts, though scientists suspect these ingredients exist in the moon's rocky center. They include the seven major satellites, four small moons that exist in a trojan orbit with larger moons, two mutually co-orbital moons and two moons that act as shepherds of saturn's f ring two other known regular satellites orbit within gaps in saturn's rings the relatively large hyperion is locked in a resonance with titan. With the cassini spacecraft orbiting saturn and making frequent fly-bys of all the weird moons there, it's easy to post one incredible close-up after another “if we could transport phobos and diemos to our own moon, they would fit comfortably inside the wide crater copernicus with room enough for two.