4 Mar : Scientists of the United States of America have found a new faint moon hidden in one of Saturn’s outer rings on 4th March.The moon was spotted by the international Cassini spacecraft and measures about a third of a mile (a half a kilometre) wide. It was announced on Tuesday in a notice by the International Astronomical Union.
Researchers have long puzzled over the formation of Saturn’s G ring, one of the planet’s more mysterious arcs.They now think the G ring was likely formed from icy debris that scattered when meteorites crash into the newfound moon.
Scientists confirmed the moon’s existence last summer after analysing images from Cassini. Saturn has over five dozen moons.