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Saturn has 62 moons, but it may not have always been that way. We now think that Saturn's rings may be the remnants of an ancient moon, no longer there. Image shows: CG illustration of Saturn as seen from one of it's moons. #theplanets continues ton

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun. Made unique by its bright, icy rings, this planet is the jewel of the solar system. Image shows: CG illustration of Saturn as seen from space. #theplanets continues tomorrow 9pm on @bbctwo For more info and

Around Saturn, there is an invisible line called the Roche Limit. If a moon crosses this point, the planet's huge gravitational pull will rip it apart. We now think that Saturn had an ancient moon that was near this point. Today, we see it in a diffe

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#earthcapture by @benjaminhardman There are landscapes found on Earth which seem to belong to another world. As winter falls over the colourful geothermal mountains of Landmannalaugar, the focus instead shifts to their incredible shapes and contours

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Our solar system started out as a nebula of gas. It wasn't until a distant exploding star released a huge shockwave towards it, that it started to collapse, first of all forming our Sun. The dust and gas left over formed the planets we see today. Ima

Nine spacecraft have visited Jupiter. Seven flew straight by, but two have stayed to explore. Gallileo spent eight years in Jupiter and NASA's Juno mission, and is still there today. Together, they have shown that Jupiter is infinitely more complex a

The comet shoemaker Levy 9 was drawn close to Jupiter by the planet's great mass and set on a collision course. The comet was ripped apart, before finally each piece was destroyed as it fell into the huge gas giant. Image shows: satellite image and C

66 million-years-ago, a giant meteor slammed into Earth that we suspect wiped out the dinosaurs. Jupiter's giant mass is able to sweep up asteroids and comets. Sometimes it prevents them hitting the Earth, other times it sends them on a direct collis

  • Well if it ever happens again it would at least be hell of a last view! 😍😅

  • @paranoidin_tehran Nah bro, I‘ll do it the Trump way and look right into it 😂

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