Welcome back to your weekly installment of science news! We’ve got massive storms on Saturn, Neanderthals in need of a good flossing, a medieval brassiere, baby manatee kisses, and some guys voluntarily standing under a nuclear explosion. Seriously.
Happy Tuesday, science fans! I hope you all enjoyed the long weekend. Well, technically it was only one second longer than usual, due to a leap second being added to keep atomic clocks in sync with Earth’s slightly inconsistent rate of rotation. But I’ll take what I can get.
The Cassini probe recently discovered a thin atmosphere surrounding Rhea, one of more than 60 moons orbiting Saturn. The probe discovered that Rhea’s atmosphere contains 50 billion oxygen molecules and 20 million carbon dioxide molecules per cubic meter.