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On close inspection, Saturn’s rings — the jewels of the solar system — dissolved into 10,000 grooves, like a vinyl record’s, braided, kinked and patrolled by tiny moonlets.
According to Kaplan, about 20 moonlets likely combined to form the current moon.
Each impact would have ejected a disk of molten earth that slowly coalesced into a moonlet.
Maybe, the team thought, all those moonlets are still there, welded into the body of the single object that’s visible today; from many collisions, one moon.
More than mere curiosities, these tiny moonlets could behave a lot like nascent, still-forming planets.
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