Friday, November 26, 2010

Saturn's Atmosphere has a Lot of Oxygen

Moon Rhea
A recent study found that Saturn's atmosphere turned out to contain oxygen and carbon dioxide that a lot. The aircraft from NASA's Cassini has detected the atmosphere when it flew toward the moon Rhea in March last. This discovery also marks the first for an atmosphere rich in oxygen content on the Saturn satellite.

Atmosphere containing oxygen are known to exist in the natural satellites in our solar system. For example, Europa and Ganymede, two of Jupiter's moon, is also rich in oxygen content in the atmosphere. "We have seen this before in the planet Jupiter, and we have confirmed that there is oxygen in the atmosphere of Saturn's satellite," said study leader Ben Teolis of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has detected oxygen levels in the atmosphere on the moon Europa and Ganymede in the 90's. In both satellites of Jupiter, the oxygen out of the water ice surface, which is divided into hydrogen and oxygen under the original particles from Jupiter.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Free Comments, Positive and no SPAM !!!!