Oxygen detected on Saturn moon

Pasadena, Calif. (UPI) Nov 26, 2010 NASA’s Cassini space probe orbiting Saturn has found evidence of an atmosphere on Rhea, one of the ringed planet’s moons, U.S. researchers say. The spacecraft has detected a very thin atmosphere containing oxygen and carbon dioxide around the icy moon, a NASA release said Friday. This marks the first instance of a spacecraft directly capturing molecules of an oxygen atmosphere —

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