GREENBELT, Md. – There have been many interesting space reports recently. The Pentagon speaks of the existence of “vehicles outside the world.” NASA has discovered the solar system just like ours. And Comet NEOWISE illuminates the night sky. If all that isn’t exciting enough, NASA officials are now giving the world an amazing view of the sixth planet, Saturn.
Captured by the Hubble Space Telescope, Saturn’s ice rings are brilliantly visible in the image on July 4. Clear colored stripes are visible on the planet’s surface. Hubble’s photograph also captures two of Saturn’s 82 moons. Mimas can be seen on the right and Enceladus is at the bottom of the scene more than 800 million kilometers away.
Summer on Saturday
A NASA team in Maryland claims that summer is currently in the planet̵7;s northern hemisphere. Some scientists believe that this is the cause of the slight red haze that covers Saturn. Additional heat can cause increased exposure to sunlight to remove ice aerosols from the atmosphere.
It can also change the amount of photochemical haze produced. At the South Pole, Saturn appears to have a blue haze, probably because it’s cold down there.
“It’s amazing that we’re seeing seasonal changes on Saturn in a few years,” said a press release from Chief Investigator Amy Simon of the Goddard Space Flight Center.
What are these iconic rings made of?
The authors of the new report also bring new observations of Saturn’s famous rings. They believe that the rings are mostly pieces of ice, the size of which ranges from small grains to large boulders. NASA claims that it is not clear how and when Saturn’s rings were formed, but this does not prevent scientists from offering different opinions on it.
Some astronomers believe that ring formation dates back to the birth of the planet four billion years ago. Others speculate that the rings are younger because they are so clear. Opponents of this theory do not see how living rings could form over the last hundreds of millions of years.
“Measurements of small grains from NASA that have rained into the saturation atmosphere suggest that the rings may only last another 300 million years, which is one of the arguments for the young age of the ring system,” said Michael Wong of the University of California, Berkeley. .
Hubble has been in space since 1990. Edwin Hubble, a telescope telescope, gained fame in the 1920s for discovering galaxies beyond the Milky Way at his observatory in California.
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