Some of you may be as thrilled as Bossy to read about the discovery of a new moon circling Saturn, where thrilled equals there are over sixty of these things, what’s another one?
This moon is one-third of a mile across and is located within Saturn’s dusty sixth ring, known as the G ring. It was first discovered as a speck of light seen on numerous photographs captured by the orbiting Cassini spacecraft.
Which is why this is such a coincidence:
Bossy took this photo yesterday afternoon while Bossy and her friend Martha enjoyed a ladies’ luncheon by Bossy’s fireplace. On closer inspection of the photograph, Bossy spied an unidentified moonlet or two. Or twelve:
Bossy got very excited about the prospect of naming her moons. She was thinking of naming one Titan, but that’s already taken, so maybe Fitan? Then she was thinking about naming one of her moons Hyrrokkin but would you believe that’s taken too? Siarnaq? Taken. Bebhionn? Bastard!
Oh wait, never mind. Those aren’t moonlets. But they are dusty rings, which in Bossy’s universe counts for something.
Bonnie saysMarch 4, 2009 at 10:24 am
Is that edamame? Edamame would be a good name for a moon!
corrie saysMarch 4, 2009 at 10:30 am
Dust rings should count for something!
I too have dust rings and dust moons
(which are a heavier version with less orbiting)
Jean saysMarch 4, 2009 at 10:32 am
Moons, schmoons. I want to come to lunch at Bossy’s and eat all cozylike in front of the fire with wine and yummy looking food!
Scout's Honor saysMarch 4, 2009 at 10:45 am
Ummm, if you have moons, then I must have galaxies at my house. Wanna come inspect? Bring a feather duster, m’kay? For inspecting.
…and a mop. Just in case. 🙂
Domestic Goddess (in training) saysMarch 4, 2009 at 11:06 am
Hey, I’ve been waiting for something to orbit my G ring for months now. I celebrate it wherever I can!
David saysMarch 4, 2009 at 11:13 am
I thought you said Saturn was closing up shop. I’m so confused.
MichaelG saysMarch 4, 2009 at 11:16 am
How come the sixth ring is “G”? That doesn’t add up. Or down.
MariaV saysMarch 4, 2009 at 11:17 am
Is that a cloth napkin I spy?
NaysWay saysMarch 4, 2009 at 11:34 am
Moons? Or constellations? Can we call them Bossy-geuse?
Kelly saysMarch 4, 2009 at 12:19 pm
I want a ladies luncheon. And also, I’m always down for hearing news about the G-spot. Oops, I mean the G-ring. My bad.
Cheri @ Blog This Mom! saysMarch 4, 2009 at 12:27 pm
BOSSY made up an entertaining post about dust. 🙂
Momo Fali saysMarch 4, 2009 at 2:08 pm
If we started naming dusty rings at my house, we would run out of all names. Even the normal ones.
tuesday saysMarch 4, 2009 at 2:21 pm
really, who do you have to kill to get a romantic lunch with Bossy?
kate saysMarch 4, 2009 at 2:49 pm
i have already named all my moons: BOSSY, BOSSY I, BOSSY II, etc. but now i will also name one MARTHA. because BOSSY’s friend MARTHA is always such a good sport about waiting while BOSSY takes photos of specks of things.
Stacy Quarty saysMarch 4, 2009 at 3:07 pm
Well, I could see how the wine could make you think that. Or was it champagne?
Unemployed Susan saysMarch 4, 2009 at 3:32 pm
Anybody can have dust. If you want to impress me then you’re going to have to show me something I can relate to. I need some DOG HAIR.
joeinvegas saysMarch 4, 2009 at 4:14 pm
Seems like a few ladies picked up on that: now there is a g ring in addition to a spot, oh, something else us guys will never find.
Me saysMarch 4, 2009 at 4:33 pm
I wanna be Bossy’s Friend Martha.
Caroline saysMarch 4, 2009 at 4:49 pm
Edamame, vino, fresh strawberries, pineapple and grapes (I think)… but what’s the stuff on the plates? Are those quesadilla sections or sliders? AM NOT CONCERNED WITH PLANETARY THINGS. Want to know what’s for lunch! And what a lovely cozy elegant lunch!
Well Read Hostess saysMarch 4, 2009 at 6:13 pm
Aren’t moons and rings just dust anyway?? Or is that just rings? What are moons? Rock? Smash a rock and you get dust. Safe diff.
When’s the next lunch. I want in.
Bossy\'s Friend Martha\'s Sister saysMarch 4, 2009 at 10:31 pm
oKAY so sorry i interupted your little girls luncheon with my phone call as my “drunk” sister left your home….. but ….you know she is great at painting and will paint away your specks. And by the way… that first pict scared the pa-shit out of me cause it looked like a mammogram view with markings for ‘tags’……expect to see me in April!
g saysMarch 5, 2009 at 12:37 am
Those come out of my fireplace whenever there’s a wind! it gusts down the flue!
Kay Bryan saysMarch 5, 2009 at 12:45 am
Oh dang! Can I buy the right to name on of your moons? I am so totally ready to do that. How about eleven two ninety five dollars? Do we have a deal? I am SO excited!
Your blog is my first double tied favorite. Thank you for sharing.
birdie23 saysMarch 5, 2009 at 10:05 am
Heard an ad on the radio about naming a star, But wait!!! if you act now, we’ll throw in another star for the low,low price of….along with a handsome gift certificate suitable for framing, think this will work for Moons? When’s the next lunch and what can I bring!!!
Say What? saysMarch 7, 2009 at 9:13 pm
Perhaps those are the residuals of the dust bunnies mooning Bossy and Bossy’s friend, Martha, because they were not invited to the luncheon?
I know at my house we have our own dust galaxy.
maggie saysMarch 9, 2009 at 3:27 am
moonlets? what a lovely word