, if they exist, may be acting as "shepherd" moons, helping to keep the rings from spreading out.
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If that were true, however, moonlets
would not have been able to get much bigger than about 10 meters (33 feet) across, thanks to Saturn's gravity and collisions between chunks.
the Carnegie Institution of Washington, now suggest that a multitude of Trojan moonlets
were formed following Earth's collision with Theia.
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Also, recent studies have uncovered dozens of mysterious moonlets
, several kilometers in size, bouncing around like bumper cars in the slim, outermost ring, called F.
Once, it might have had a friend sharing its orbit, a smaller moonlet
that adorned Earth's skies with another shifting face for tens of millions of years.
Washington, March 4 (ANI): NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found within Saturn's G ring an embedded moonlet
that appears as a faint, moving pinprick of light, which scientists believe is the main source of the G ring and its single ring arc.
The Cassini images of the short gaps thus provide the first evidence for intermediate-size moonlets
Scientists speculate that the structure may be generated by moonlets
flying through the F ring, disturbing groups of particles and smearing them out.
displace material in the rings during their orbits, with their gravity creating waves in the dust that forms the rings and creating propeller-shaped gaps in the rings wherever they are.
It will map the reflected and thermal radiation coming from their surfaces while searching for undiscovered moonlets