We are proud to add Moonlet to our line of products," says Roland de Fries, Managing Partner.
This is why Moonlet works well for all audiences, offering levels of protection for their iPad," explains Marcus Hoeglmeier, owner of aturon GmbH and designer-creator of Moonlet.
Collisions among several moonlets
, or clumps of boulder-sized rubble, might also lead to debris trails.
If that were true, however, moonlets would not have been able to get much bigger than about 10 meters (33 feet) across, thanks to Saturn's gravity and collisions between chunks.
The Cornell researchers suspect that Saturn's A ring contains some 10 million moonlets that measure about 100 meters wide.
The new theory places tiny, tumbling moonlets
, or Trojans, in Earth-orbit for perhaps as long as 100,000,000 years.
One day, in a slow-motion collision, the moonlet
smacked into the moon's farside.
aturon GmbH currently holds the worldwide patent for Moonlet
, and is in production for the Moonlet
iPad2 version and various other tablet computers.
Cassini imaging scientists reporting in this week's edition of the journal Nature believe the "propellers" provide the first direct observation of how moonlets
of this size affect nearby particles.
The Cassini images of the short gaps thus provide the first evidence for intermediate-size moonlets
Washington, March 4 (ANI): NASA's Cassini spacecraft has found within Saturn's G ring an embedded moonlet
that appears as a faint, moving pinprick of light, which scientists believe is the main source of the G ring and its single ring arc.
The whole [F-ring] region is probably just a chaotic bumper car zone of moonlets
that are getting scattered," suggests Jeff Cuzzi of NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.
It ventured within 42,000 kilometers of Jupiter's cloud tops, discovered a new ring and two moonlets
of Saturn, and flew high enough above the sun's equatorial plane to detect the true character of the solar magnetic field.
In a paper submitted to NATURE, he instead proposes that the dust in the bands may have been generated by micrometeoroids colliding with "unseen moonlets
," each about 200 meters across, in belts some tens of kilometers wide, as well as by collisions between the moonlets
One hypothetical suggestion to explain their unusual structure has been that their edges may be shepherded by 10 or more tiny moonlets
, potentially more grist for Voyager 2's mill.