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.