Birth of a baby moon on Saturn?
They spotted a bright knot, or arc, 20 percent brighter than the surrounding ring material and astronomers are interpreting it as a gravitational disturbance caused by a tiny moon.
“We have not seen anything like this before,” said Carl Murray of Queen Mary University of London.
“We may be looking at the act of birth, where this object is just leaving the rings and heading off to be a moon in its own right,” Murray added.
The feature in the ring’s edge is approximately 1,200 km long and 10 km wide but the possible baby moon is likely only half a mile across if it has confirmed to exist.
The discovery was announced in the journal Icarus.
National Unity Day: A tribute to Sardar Patel | Master Stroke
What all changed after J&K officially bifurcated into 2 UTs? | Master Stroke
Israeli spyware Pegasus snooped on Indian Journalists through Whatsapp | Master Stroke
Maharashtra: Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut Meets Sharad Pawar
Drill displays IED diffused with the help of a robot by NSG
Article 370 only gave separatism and terrorism to J&K: PM Modi in Kevadiya
Let us work towards making India $5 trillion economy: Modi To Trainee Civil Servant | Full Speech
Radio Stations in Jammu, Srinagar and Leh renamed
Jammu and Kashmir to witness 'Acche Din'? | Seedha Sawal
Expert advice on how to survive poor air quality in Delhi-NCR