Saturn has new Rings !!

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has found two new, partial rings around Saturn that each accompany a small moon, shedding light on what determines whether a partial or complete ring forms with the moon.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has found two new, partial rings around Saturn that each accompany a small moon, shedding light on what determines whether a partial or complete ring forms with the moon.

The partial rings, called ring arcs, extend ahead of and behind the small Saturnian moons Anthe and Methone in their orbits.

Both Anthe and Methone orbit Saturn in locations called resonances, where the gravity of the nearby larger moon Mimas disturbs their orbits. Mimas provides a regular gravitational tug on each moon, which causes the moons to skip forward and backward within an arc-shaped region along their orbital paths, said Nick Cooper of Queen Mary, University of London an a member of the Cassini imaging team.

Scientists believe that the faint ring arcs likely consist of material knocked off the small moons by micrometeoroid impacts. The material doesn’t spread all the way around Saturn to form a complete ring because the interactions of the moons with Mimas confine the material to a narrow region along the moons’ orbits.

Dark Halos Discovered on Mercury

Scientists studying the harvest of photos from the MESSENGER spacecraft’s flyby of Mercury have found several craters with strange dark halos and one crater with a spectacularly shiny bottom

Scientists studying the harvest of photos from the MESSENGER spacecraft’s flyby A picture of two craters in Caloris Basin of Mercury have found several craters with strange dark halos and one crater with a spectacularly shiny bottom.

The Layer Cake Theory and The Impact Glass Model are the possible explations given.

Large Hadron Collider a grand Success

It came.. I saw.. it collided.. The First Beam of the large Hadron collider has been a grand success.. It has been more than 20years of hard work put into it. A promising future lies ahead fot the project and the humanity.

It came.. I saw.. it collided.. The First Beam of the large Hadron collider has been a grand success.. It has been more than 20years of hard work put into it. A promising future lies ahead fot the project and the humanity. I’m also very happy to find that a lot of contributions have been made from the Indian Scientist as well.