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Saturn satellites

  1. Sep 12, 2005 #1
    I hear that saturn satellites collapsed because of an incident or s.th like this and then because of their gravity they reconstructed again.
    what do you think or know about it?!
     
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  3. Sep 12, 2005 #2

    HallsofIvy

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    I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. What do you mean by "Saturn's satellites collapsed"? What does "reconstruct" mean here?
     
  4. Sep 13, 2005 #3
    a collision with s.th else cause one of the saturn's satellite to collapse.
    and then the gravity packed (united)the parts again so it still is a satellite but with cracks
     
  5. Sep 13, 2005 #4
    .............
     
  6. Sep 13, 2005 #5

    SpaceTiger

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    Well, it's possible that a collision would cause the satellite to be broken into many pieces. These pieces might then form a disk around Saturn in which new objects could form. I'm not familiar with this specific theory, however.
     
  7. Sep 13, 2005 #6

    Janus

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    Could you possibly be thinking of
    Miranda, a satellite of Uranus?
     
  8. Sep 14, 2005 #7

    Nereid

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    Or something to do with the rings, and the various ring moons?
     
  9. Sep 14, 2005 #8
    Tethys has a large impact crater that records a blow that must have almost disrupted the entire moon. Mimas has one even larger in proportion to Mimas's diameter. It has been suggested that Mimas may have been disrupted by a strike that was larger still, with the material then recoalescing into the present satellite. This is all very speculative.
     
  10. Sep 14, 2005 #9

    Phobos

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    I think Janus is on the right track.
     
  11. Sep 15, 2005 #10
    yes Janus can be usefull ,thanks
     
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