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Blob
2006-Mar-17, 12:38 AM
Saturn's Ring Spokes may reappear in July, according to a Colorado University-Boulder Study.


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“The unusual spokes that appear fleetingly on the rings of Saturn only to disappear for years at a time may become visible again by July. The spokes, which are up to 9,600 kilometres long and 2,400 kilometres in width, were first spotted 26 years ago by the Voyager spacecraft. But when the Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn in July of 2004, the striking radial features that cut across Saturn's ring plane were nowhere to be found -- an event that disappointed and puzzled many scientists.”

Source (http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2006/102.html)

Fr. Wayne
2006-Mar-17, 12:56 AM
Cool news. This may plant some new ideas, as Varro (d.35 B.C.) once said,
"To Saturn belongs the seeds that fall back to earth."

Blob
2006-Mar-17, 01:35 AM
as Varro once said,
"To Saturn belongs the seeds that fall back to earth."

LOL,
a quick google search reveals he also said
"What, if as said, man is a bubble. "


HUH?

Fr. Wayne
2006-Mar-17, 05:00 AM
If that be true, then Chicken Little Movie was not only true but of alien authority. LOL. "Let not a seed touch thy delicate membrane, my friend, lest ye be wacked." (future Soprano punch line) is my quick giggle search reply.

Ara Pacis
2006-Mar-17, 07:30 PM
Saturn goes from "solid" disc to spoked disc... What is this, Pimp my Planet?

Fr. Wayne
2006-Mar-17, 08:52 PM
A 2 CD gift package. #1 Solid Gold Hits #2 Spoken Version. [That's it, Fr. Wayne. You are hereby semi-banned for breaking the record for most inane posts until further notice. -Judge Ruth Bautburg.]

(as he departs down a cavernous reverbing hallway to the principal's office) "Keep the candle burning, Ara Pacis..."

randb
2006-Mar-18, 04:57 AM
Saturn goes from "solid" disc to spoked disc... What is this, Pimp my Planet?
:lol: