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Two Saturn Moons May Be Existing Satellites

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In IAU Circular 6192, Amanda Bosh announced the discovery of four new moons of Saturn using the Hubble Space Telescope. Two of these moons were definite new discoveries, with the other two possibly being existing satellites. In IAU Circular 6196, Dr. Robert Jacoboson at JPL noted the ephermerides of Pan, Atlas and Prometheus could easily be in error at the arcsecond level and suggests that S/1995 1 is Pan, and S/1995 is either Atlas or Prometheus. The second Saturn ring plane crossing will occur on August 10, and observations during this time should help resolve the true identities of these satellites.

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