Telling Time on Saturn
Exactly how long is a day on Saturn. The answer. It turns out was hidden in the rings. This is innovation now bringing you stories behind the ideas that shave our future the link of day on Saturn has long been a mystery the planet has no solid surface with landmarks to track as it rotates, and it's unusual magnetic field hides the planet's rotation rate as the interior of Saturn vibrates, however, the rings of Saturn detect those movements creating waves instruments on Nasr's Cassini spacecraft examined the icy rocky rings of Saturn in unprecedented detail before the mission ended in late twenty seventeen a team from Nasr's Ames research center, and the university of California Santa Cruz have used the Cassini data to study the wave patterns in the rings and calculate the length of day. Researchers. Now that a year on Saturn is equal to twenty nine earth years. And now the team is excited to report that the link of a Saturn day is ten hours thirty three minutes and thirty eight seconds for innovation. Now. I'm Jennifer poet innovation. Now is produced by the National Institute of aerospace through collaboration with NASA and is distributed by w HR V. Visit us online at innovation now dot US.