Science & Engineering Shit

Rather than simply posting stuff like this in the sci-tv thread or wherever…

Study published in the journal Science today based on computer modeling using data from the Cassini mission says…

  • A moon that orbited Saturn for several billion years grazed the planet relatively recently (160MM years ago) which caused it to break up and form the rings

  • That encounter may also have caused Saturn’s axial tilt

  • And the gravitational effects of the encounter may also explain why the moon Titan is spiraling away from Saturn


Saturn ate his moon. Seems right.


I took an intro Astronomy class at UT. My mind was regularly blown by that stuff.

The Space Force has their own song now:

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The spacecraft should have been called Nudgenik…