RING REMNANTS The mighty ridge adorning Saturn’s moon Iapetus has steep slopes, which researchers suggest is a sign that debris falling from space stacked up and formed mountains on the moon’s surface.
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The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, seen orbiting the moon in this artist’s illustration, slammed into the lunar surface April 18, marking the end of its 224-day mission.
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A bright arc, which is 1,200 kilometers long and 10 kilometers wide, at the edge of Saturn's rings suggests that the planet may be making a new moon.