Wednesday, May 11, 2005

A New Moon Near Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted a previously unseen moon hiding in a gap between Saturn's rings, the space agency said Tuesday.
The newfound moon, which astronomers are calling S/2005 S1 for now, was first photographed on May 1 and is just 4 miles in diameter. Its discovery comes on the heels of an announcement
last week that astronomers using ground-based telescopes in Hawaii had detected 12 other moons around Saturn.............

Amit Asaravala, Wired News, May 10, 2005 Read More

1 comment:

astronomy charts said...

Well done on a nice blog Paul McLerran. I was searching for information on astronomy telescopes and came across your post A New Moon Near Saturn - not quite what I was looking for related to astronomy telescopes but very interesting all the same!

Well, it's a new year - in fact it's almost the Chinese New Year. I'm still putting together astronomy lesson plans for the first and second semesters. This year the budget allows us to purchase a new telescope for the science group. That's great so we're still juggling the numbers how to get best bang for the buck! Not the 'big bang' you understand LOL. I'm coming down on the side of the Meade LX200GPS 12" Schmidt-Cassegrain. Let's wait and see.

If you do have a moment, please take a look at my new site on: Astronomy for Kids .

A happy new year to everyone!