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Nasa images suggest that Saturn is about to ‘give birth’ to a new moon

New images from Nasa ‘s Cassini-Huygens space probe suggest that Saturn may be in the process of forming a new moon, which has already been affectionately named by scientists as “Peggy”. The tiny, icy satellite has not been spotted directly, but a bulge in Saturn’s A Ring — the brightest and outermost ring — suggests that the new arrival could soon join Saturn’s already impressive family of 62 moons. “We

Supermoon shines brightly this weekend

A “supermoon” rises this weekend. The biggest and brightest full moon of the year graces the sky early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth than usual. While the moon will appear 14 percent larger than normal, sky watchers won’t be able to notice the difference with the naked eye. Still, astronomers say it’s worth looking up and appreciating the cosmos. “It gets people out there looking at the