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AureaOlivas

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Nice! this is interesting. I actually did not know that there are names for the moons of Saturn. Well, thanks for this thread, now I know hahah! It is also interesting that there is almost a name for everything. Seems like these astronomers will never run out of names. Ohhhh if it is the most habitable spot beyond Earth. There is a possibility that we will live on a moon and not a planet? hahah does gravity exist or not hahah. Thanks for this again. New learning every day! I do hope to read more like this and learn more about the wonders galaxy.
 

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Nice! this is interesting. I actually did not know that there are names for the moons of Saturn. Well, thanks for this thread, now I know hahah! It is also interesting that there is almost a name for everything. Seems like these astronomers will never run out of names. Ohhhh if it is the most habitable spot beyond Earth. There is a possibility that we will live on a moon and not a planet? hahah does gravity exist or not hahah. Thanks for this again. New learning every day! I do hope to read more like this and learn more about the wonders galaxy.

There are 82 known moons of Saturn, and most, but not all, have names. They are named after characters from mythology.

Here are the named moons in order of their orbits around Saturn, from innermost to outermost:
  1. Pan
  2. Daphnis
  3. Atlas
  4. Prometheus
  5. Pandora
  6. Epimetheus
  7. Janus
  8. Aegaeon
  9. Mimas
  10. Methone
  11. Anthe
  12. Pallene
  13. Enceladus
  14. Tethys
  15. Telesto
  16. Calypso
  17. Dione
  18. Helene
  19. Polydeuces
  20. Rhea
  21. Titan
  22. Hyperion
  23. Iapetus
  24. Kiviuq
  25. Ijiraq
  26. Phoebe
  27. Paaliaq
  28. Skathi
  29. Albiorix
  30. S/2007 S 2
  31. Bebhionn
  32. Erriapo
  33. Skoll
  34. Siarnaq
  35. Tarqeq
  36. S/2004 S 13
  37. Greip
  38. Hyrrokkin
  39. Jarnsaxa
  40. Tarvos
  41. Mundilfari
  42. S/2006 S 1
  43. S/2004 S 17
  44. Bergelmir
  45. Narvi
  46. Suttungr
  47. Hati
  48. S/2004 S 12
  49. Farbauti
  50. Thrymr
  51. Aegir
  52. S/2007 S 3
  53. Bestla
  54. S/2004 S 7
  55. S/2006 S 3
  56. Fenrir
  57. Surtur
  58. Kari
  59. Ymir
  60. Loge
  61. Fornjot
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Titan, the second-largest known moon in the Solar System after Jupiter's moon Ganymede. It is larger than the planet Mercury. Our Moon is the fifth-biggest known moon in the Solar System, smaller than Mercury.

Size comparison:

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Really? Is Juno a 10 year old doing a Tic Toc video?

This animation depicts the orbit of NASA's Juno spacecraft at Jupiter in 2016 and 2017. Over about 15 months, Juno makes 33 orbits around the giant planet's poles, coming to within 3100 miles of Jupiter's cloud tops every 11 days. The movie shows how repeated passes allow Juno to map the entire planet over the course of the mission. Jupiter rotates every 10 hours, and Juno's 11-day-long orbit is timed so that during each close approach, the spacecraft flies over a different swath of the planet. By the end of the mission, Juno's accumulated coverage wraps Jupiter in a web with lines spaced 12 degrees apart around the planet. Green and blue orbit lines indicate different science activities that are the focus of those orbits (gravity science or microwave radiometry, respectively). The yellow-colored orbit is a final pass held in reserve for additional science activities, and the red orbit represents the de-orbit into Jupiter at the conclusion of the science mission.

 

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A Journey to the End of the Universe​

Could humans ever travel to other galaxies within their lifetime? The immense scale of the Universe seems to prohibit such voyages, after all the nearest galaxy is so far away that it takes light itself - the fastest thing in the Universe - 2.5 million years to complete the trip. Remarkably, there is a trick that might allow humans to accomplish this feat - join us today as we step onboard the constantly accelerating spaceship!

Written and presented by Professor David Kipping.

 

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What would happen if we built a real Dyson Sphere?



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Why haven't we found aliens yet?