"And with this work, Cassini fulfills a fundamental goal of its mission: not only to determine the mass of the rings, but to use the information to refine models and determine the age of the rings". And they most likely formed in the last 100 million years.
The same measurements captured by Cassini also revealed something else about Saturn - the layers of its atmosphere rotate around the planet at different speeds, until you get at least 9,000 kilometres (5,590 miles) in. "But on Saturn they are really massive". As Cassini was running out of fuel and dipping towards its demise in the atmosphere of Saturn, it dipped between Saturn and its rings 22 times. In the image above, Saturn's moon Enceladus can be seen drifting before the rings and the tiny moon Pandora.
"The discovery of deeply rotating layers is a surprising revelation about the internal structure of the planet", said Cassini project scientist Dr. Linda Spilker, a researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
The new age estimate for Saturn's rings is based on previous models created to simulate the evolution of Saturn's rings.
"The relationship between the mass and age of the rings is subtle", Iess told Newsweek. "The question is, What causes the more rapidly rotating part of the atmosphere to go so deep, and what does that tell us about Saturn's interior?"
Scientists were also able to estimate the mass of Saturn's rocky core. The lower the mass, the younger the rings are, and because they are predominantly made of ice, if they were older, the ring material would have become contaminated by interplanetary debris, dulling them.
Mrs May must return to the Commons on Monday with a statement on how she intends to proceed after the historic defeat this week. France has already been gearing up for 29 March and Mr Philippe said a law would provide a legal framework for a "hard Brexit".
Zimbabwe's government said three people were killed, including a policeman stoned to death by an angry crowd. Authorities first cut off internet access on Tuesday, before briefly restoring some services on Wednesday.
She was then taken to the dye shop where staff displayed different techniques from dyeing to hand-painting and digital printing. Many of these are used time and time again, with the entire refurbishment of a costume taking the workroom around 1,500 hours.
Woods also said on Wednesday he will play the Genesis Open at Riviera on February 14-17, which is hosted by his foundation. The Farmers is his first official PGA Tour start since his victory at the Tour Championship .
Her suit added that in 2009, the hotel scheduled her to work on a Sunday but she told her employer she'd have to resign. She was doing this for all the other people, all the other workers who are being discriminated against'.
Al Jazeera said nine civilian deaths, while other reports have stated that at least one American soldier was killed in the blast. The attack appears to be the deadliest on United States forces in Syria since they deployed on the ground in 2015.
But it has been more than a decade since a police or military installation in the capital has suffered a major bombing. President Duque, who takes a more hardline approach to the group, has not resumed the talks.
Several parents at the school district's news conference said their children were watching movies in classrooms all day. An apt remark, since charters are to blame for driving up class sizes for public school students.
Australia are the defending champions but have endured a poor run of results following the ball-tampering scandal. Actor has wished the Indian cricket team on their ODIseries win over Australia . "We took it down to the wire".
Multiple reports suggest that the special counsel's investigation may be preparing to wrap up soon - though no one knows for sure. Manafort is scheduled for sentencing in the Washington case on March 5.
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I was about as nervous as could be. "I thought I played well". "I was so glad when it ended because it felt so long". The 17-times Grand Slam victor was never seriously challenged again, and the third set became an exhibition match.
Netflix won't remove Lac-Megantic footage from 'Bird Box'
The company also said that " You ", a new thriller TV series, was watched by more than 40 million members in its first four weeks. The service still has plenty of second-run programs, he said, but the momentum has shifted toward its original fare.
These Are the Americans Killed in Syria This Week
The attack came less than a month after President Donald Trump announced that USA troops would withdraw from Syria. According to the Syrian Observatory, several SDF members were also killed in the explosion Wednesday.
Facebook to invest $300m to help local news survive
"We heard one consistent answer: people want more local news , and local newsrooms are looking for more support". The move by Facebook follows the Google News Initiative unveiled previous year by the U.S. internet search giant.
R. Kelly dropped by Sony Music
Kelly's been with Sony since the early days of his career, and has been under contract with its subsidiary label, RCA, since 2012. Representatives for Sony didn't respond to requests for comment from Bloomberg, and R Kelly couldn't immediately be reached.
Trump Holds Fast On Shutdown As Advisers Warn Of Consequences
He has previously said that compromising on border security now and not pressing for a wall would betray his conservative base. For longer than a decade, no more than about a third of Americans have expressed with the way things are going in the country.