Saturn is quickly becoming my favorite planet

by on Apr.28, 2011, under Articles, Science

Saturn is linked to Enceladus by an electron beam [Wired.co.uk]

Saturn has rings. That’s awesome. I reported awhile ago that Saturn also has Ice Volcanoes, which is also awesome. Saturn, however, has pushed itself into the legendary category by being one of the first (actually second) planets to be a natural dynamo generator with one of its moons. Literally the moon, Enceladus, is creating an ionosphere around itself, which is interacting with the magnetic sphere around Saturn, creating natural electricity. We’ve actually seen this before near Jupiter but Saturn is becoming a hot bed if near finds. For example did you know one of Saturn’s moons, Rhea, has oxygen on it? Not nearly as much as earth, and for a different reason that how our atmosphere works.

So many discoveries to make. Imagine what we could learn from this natural dynamo. Could we, at some point in the far future, harness the energy of this natural dynamo? Or perhaps even create artificial moons ourselves which will help power the earth?

Share
:, , , , ,

2 Comments for this entry

Leave a Reply

Calendar

July 2014
M T W T F S S
« Jun    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

Archives