Saturn

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Introduction1

Note: This is a 360° Video — press and hold to explore it!

This 360° video describes Cassini’s “Grand Finale” and the mission’s accomplishments.

Here’s a more recent 2 minute video released by NASA/JPL on September 8th about the conclusion of the mission.

NASA/JPL Grand Finale Toolkit (timeline, status)
Cassini at Saturn YouTube Channel
Exploration of Saturn (Wikipedia)

Note: Cassini is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology, manages the mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

Dictionary

Saturn : the planet sixth in order from the sun — Webster

OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

Encyclopedia

Saturn is the sixth planet from the Sun and the second-largest in the Solar System, after Jupiter. It is a gas giant with an average radius about nine times that of Earth. Although it has only one-eighth the average density of Earth, with its larger volume Saturn is just over 95 times more massive. Saturn is named after the Roman god of agriculture; its astronomical symbol (♄) represents the god’s sickle. — Wikipedia

Saturn (Eric Weisstein’s World of Astronomy, Wolfram Research)
Encyclopædia Britannica

Portal

Solar System Exploration: Saturn (NASA)
Saturn Portal (Wikipedia)

Search

WolframAlpha

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Innovation

Science

Saturn’s famous hexagon may tower above the clouds (European Space Agency)
A Bizarre Structure Has Been Detected Towering High Above Saturn’s Hexagon (Michelle Starr, Science Alert)
Cassini data reveals hexagonal vortex rising above Saturn’s clouds (Brooks Hays, UPI)

Plateau problem (Encyclopædia Britannica)

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Preservation

History

Exploration of Saturn (NASA)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Participation

Education

All About Saturn (Space Place, NASA)
Why does Saturn have rings? (Space Place, NASA)
Saturn (Cosmos4Kids)
Saturn’s Moons (Cosmos4Kids)

Course

Crash Course Astronomy (YouTube)

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

News

ScienceDaily, Phys.org, NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

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Expression

Fun

Cassini Grand Finale: Lucky Peanuts (NASA)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Future

Dragonfly (The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory)
Dragonfly (Wikipedia)

returntotop


More News …

Saturn News -- ScienceDaily Saturn News. Learn all about Saturn. Read astronomy articles on Saturn's ring spokes, Saturn's moons, even Titan's sand dunes. Pictures.

  • Internal ocean in small Saturn moon uncovered
    on January 19, 2022 at 3:12 pm

    A scientist recently set out to prove that the tiny, innermost moon of Saturn was a frozen inert satellite and instead discovered compelling evidence that Mimas has a liquid internal ocean. In the waning days of NASA's Cassini mission, the spacecraft identified a curious libration, or oscillation, in the moon's rotation, which often points to a geologically active body able to support an internal ocean.

  • Titan’s river maps may advise Dragonfly’s...
    on October 18, 2021 at 5:03 pm

    With future space exploration in mind, a team of astronomers has published the final maps of Titan's liquid methane rivers and tributaries -- as seen by NASA's late Cassini mission -- so that may help provide context for Dragonfly's upcoming 2030s expedition.

  • Dragonfly mission to Titan announces big science...
    on August 10, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    The NASA Dragonfly mission will send a rotorcraft relocatable lander to the surface of Saturn's moon Titan in the mid-2030s; it will be the first mission to explore the surface of Titan.

  • Icequakes likely rumble along geyser-spitting...
    on July 8, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    Tidal stresses may be causing constant icequakes on Saturn's sixth largest moon Enceladus, a world of interest in the search for life beyond Earth, according to a new study.

  • Scientists model Saturn's interior, explain...
    on May 5, 2021 at 5:05 pm

    New simulations offer an intriguing look into Saturn's interior, suggesting that a thick layer of helium rain influences the planet's magnetic field.


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  • Uncovering evidence for an internal ocean in...
    on January 19, 2022 at 3:50 pm

    A Southwest Research Institute scientist set out to prove that the tiny, innermost moon of Saturn was a frozen inert satellite and instead discovered compelling evidence that Mimas has a liquid internal ocean. In the waning days of NASA's Cassini mission, the spacecraft identified a curious libration, or oscillation, in the moon's rotation, which often points to a geologically active body able to support an internal ocean.

  • Study nixes Mars life in meteorite found in...
    on January 16, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    A 4 billion-year-old meteorite from Mars that caused a splash here on Earth decades ago contains no evidence of ancient, primitive Martian life after all, scientists reported Thursday.

  • Martian meteorite's organic materials origin not...
    on January 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Organic molecules found in a meteorite that hurtled to Earth from Mars were synthesized during interactions between water and rocks that occurred on the Red Planet about 4 billion years ago, according to new analysis led by Carnegie's Andrew Steele and published by Science.

  • Astronomers find evidence for a second supermoon...
    on January 13, 2022 at 4:00 pm

    Astronomers have reported a second, super-sized moon orbiting a Jupiter-sized planet beyond our solar system. If confirmed, the sighting could mean that exomoons are as common in the universe as exoplanets, and that big or small, such moons are a feature of planetary systems. But it could be a long wait. The first-ever sighting of an exomoon four years ago is still awaiting confirmation, and verification of this newest candidate could be as equally long and contentious.

  • Exploring oxygen ions in Jupiter's innermost...
    on January 12, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Planets like Earth, Jupiter and Saturn, with global magnetic fields of their own, are surrounded by so-called radiation belts: Trapped in the magnetic field, fast moving charged particles such as electrons, protons, and heavier ions whiz aroun, thus forming the invisible, torus-shaped radiation belts. With their high velocities reaching almost the speed of light, the particles can ionize other molecules when they collide, creating a hazardous environment that can also be dangerous to space […]

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Adventures

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