Saturn's day is shorter than once thought, scientists say

March 26, 2015 1:58 AM

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How long is a day on Saturn? This apparently simple question has dogged scientists for years, but a new study has revealed that the days on this ringed gas giant are shorter than we thought.

The findings, published in the journal Nature, help settle a long-standing mystery and could help researchers better understand the complex dynamics of giant gaseous planets.

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