Saturn’s new moon


Astronomers analyzing images taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have found that Saturn has yet another moon in one of its outermost rings:

A faint pinprick of light embedded in one of Saturn’s outermost rings is now the 61st moon known to be circling the giant planet, astronomers announced today. […]

Based on its brightness, astronomers estimate that the as-yet-unnamed moon is a third of a mile (half a kilometer) wide. This is tiny as far as moons go, but the object is likely the largest in its neighborhood.

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