New Baby Moon 'Peggy' Spotted In Saturn's Rings
A bump in the rings could be a half-mile-wide miniature moon. It was found by accident in Cassini probe images.By Steven Sparkman | April 15, 2014
Seems like we're always hearing about Saturn's moons: their weird features, unexplained mysteries and, of course, their possibility of hosting life.
Now, we could have a new chunk of Saturn rock to speculate about. Scientists think they may have just witnessed a tiny moon being born in the planet's rings.
They noticed a bump toward the outer edge of the rings in a photo snapped by the Cassini probe last year. The working theory is that the bump is a dust cloud clumping around a half-mile wide baby moon. (Via NASA)