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New analysis of images of Phoebe, one of Saturn's many moons, suggests it may be have started life as a planetoid in the Kuiper belt. A paper in the April issue of Icarus suggests that after study with what NASA describes as “data from multiple spacecraft instruments and a computer model of the moon's chemistry, geophysics and …

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Anonymous Coward

Similar with Triton

It has a retrograde orbit, but is synchronous with Neptune. Eventually it will reach the Roche Limit and be destroyed by gravitational forces.

What will happen to Phoebe?

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Childcatcher

Mining

Not if we harvest it first!

Or, it could make a great game show where prisoners (or their descendants) try to escape before the clock runs out. Like Australia.

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Anonymous Coward

“remnant planetary building block.”

I have lotys of those in my back garden as well.

Why is'nt everthiny thing we can see and touch class as this, we all came from star disk after all.

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