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Israeli scientists determine correct length of Saturn’s day

New research at Tel Aviv University established that the 6th planet takes 7 minutes less than what scientists previously determined to complete a full turn on its axis.

BY Ynet


Israeli scientists have solved the mystery of Saturn’s days, determining that one day on the planet lasts 10 hours and a little more than 32 minutes – seven minutes shorter than originally calculated.

Saturn – Photo: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

The new research at Tel Aviv University was published this week in the Nature journal.

The length of a day for most of the planets in the solar system is clear physical data and well-known to modern science. Continue Reading »