Enormous new ring discovered around Saturn

    An enormous ring has been discovered around Saturn by the Spitzer space telescope. The discovery helped solve a long standing mystery about one of Saturn’s moons.

    An enormous ring has been discovered around Saturn by the Spitzer space telescope. The discovery helped solve a long standing mystery about one of Saturn’s moons. Also, a near miss for earth as an asteroid once thought to be on a collision coarse with earth in 2029 will now have at least an 18,000 mile gap between its passage and earth. 18,000 miles is still a small distance in celestial terms, but the concern seems to be lessening.

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    See images of Saturn’s Ring from the Spitzer space telescope at spitzer.caltech.edu

    For photo’s of Saturn’s unusual moon visit antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/

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