Scientist are saying that we are looking at a very special time in space history. Scientist say that Saturn's rings are only 100 million years old. The satellite sent its last picture in 2017 before going through the gas giant. "Previous estimates of the age of Saturn's rings required a lot of modelling and were far more uncertain. But we now have direct measurements that allows us to constrain the age very well," Luciano Lees from Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, told BBC News. there is some speculation about Saturn's rings age, some even say that the rings formed with the planet its self 4.5 billion years ago. Others say that the remains of a crushed up moon or a passing comet was involved was involved with the collision. Saturn is a very fascinating planet to look at and to learn about.
California Is Bracing For Mudslides As The Next Round Of Storms Begins.
Another round of heavy rain is expected to hit parts of California on Wednesday and Thursday, putting millions of people under a flash-flood watch and spurring precautionary evacuations in several wildfire-scarred areas vulnerable to mudflows.
In what should be the strongest in a series of recent storms, up to 3 inches of rain are expected in Southern California through Thursday and 6 inches could fall in central portions of the state. The rain could lead to mudflows and flooding in areas burned by wildfires last year.Nearly 15 million people were under a flash-flood watch Wednesday morning from the Los Angeles area to central and northern parts of the state, the National Weather Service said.
Evacuations and Shutdowns: Among the wildfire-scarred areas watching particularly closely for mudflows:
• Los Angeles County: Evacuations have been ordered for several communities with steep slopes deemed at risk for mudslides, especially after last year's Woolsey Fire scorched the area. Evacuation centers have been opened in Santa Monica and Agoura. Schools in the seaside town of Malibu, which was hit by last year's fires, were closed Wednesday as a precaution. "You can't outrun or fight these mudslides," Malibu Mayor Jefferson Wagner said in a video message Tuesday urging people to follow evacuation orders. "Stay cautious, stay dry, and let's get through this next event without issue." Rainfall is expected to increase by noon Wednesday in Southern California "and become heavier in the evening and overnight," the National Weather Service said. • Ventura County: Mandatory evacuations were issued Tuesday for parts of this county west of Los Angeles, including its south coast and the Matilija and Wheeler Springs areas. Parts of the county were scorched by the Woolsey, Hill and Thomas fires. "(The rain) may cause significant debris flows and flooding in the recent burn areas," the county's emergency information website reads. "In addition, some rockslides can be expected along canyon roadways outside the burn areas."
• Butte County: The sheriff's office in this Northern California county urged evacuations in the town of Pulga, about a 100-mile drive north of Sacramento, from Tuesday night into Thursday morning. "If flooding occurs, this can quickly become a dangerous and life-threatening situation," the sheriff's office said. Parts of the county were burned last fall by the Camp Fire, the state's most deadly and destructive wildfire on record.