Saturn’s Large Moon Titan is Drifting Away 100 Times Faster Than Anyone Knew

Saturn’s large moon Titan is drifting away 100 times faster than anyone knew
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Titan orbiting Saturn, as seen by the Cassini spacecraft on May 12, 2012. Image via NASA/ JPL-Caltech/ Space Science Institute. Researchers knew that Saturn’s largest moon, Titan , is gradually moving away from its planet, just as Earth’s moon is slowly orbiting farther from Earth. But – while Titan’s outward drift is still extremely slow – this large moon is now known to be moving away from Saturn 100 times faster than previously thought. That’s according to a June 2020 announcement by scientists in the U.S., France and Italy. The peer-reviewed findings were published on June 8 in the […]

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