June 09, 2020

Saturn's satellite Titan is drifting away faster than expected

Source: NASA

The Gist

Saturn's moon Titan is drifting away from the planet much faster than previously thought.

The List

  • The satellite is moving away from Saturn 100 times faster than expected.
  • Titan is drifting away at around 10 centimeters per year.
  • The findings were obtained by two methods: investigating Titan's position relative to the stars and by investigating Titan's gravitational pull.
  • This discovery suggests that Saturn's moon system formed more recently than previously thought.

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