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2 Chapter 12 Saturn Spectacular Rings and Mysterious Moons

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4 Appearance of Saturn’s rings from Earth

5 Saturn Saturn's surface and interior are similar to that of Jupiter. Saturn rotates rapidly with differential rotation.

6 Saturn’s Atmosphere

7 Saturn’s Interior

8 Circulating Cloud system as viewed by the Hubble Space Telescope

9 Wind Speeds on Saturn

10 Saturn’s Rings are less than 1 mile thick. …are composed of fragments of ice and ice-coated rock. …are made up of thousands of ringlets. … are kept in shape by shepherd satellites. … were formed by perhaps a comet passing within the Roche Limit of Saturn.

11 The Roche Limit

12 Saturn The large dark gap in Saturn's rings is called The Cassini division. Cassini division

13 Saturn’s Spectacular Rings

14 Voyager 2 flyby showing the Cassini Ring Division

15 Shepherd Moons keep Saturn’s rings in line

16 Saturn host at least 22 moons. Only 7 are spherical. Saturn’s Moons

17 Titan is the largest of Saturn's moons and has a rather thick atmosphere.

18 Titan a moon larger than the planet Mercury

19 Titan has an atmosphere!! The Limb Haze shown by Voyager 1 (colorized images)

20 Titan’s Atmosphere

21 Mass95.16M  Size9.45R  Density0.125D  Surface Gravity1.07g  Escape Speed36km/s Saturn Data

22 Saturn Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 flybys gave us data and pictures of Saturn and its moons. Video Clips

23 The End NASA WEb SITE


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