Saturn

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Introduction1

Saturn (Astrum, YouTube Playlist)

Dictionary

Saturn : the planet sixth in order from the sun — Webster   See also   OneLook

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 of about nine and a half times that of Earth. It has only one-eighth the average density of Earth; however, with its larger volume, Saturn is over 95 times more massive. Saturn’s interior is most likely composed of a core of iron–nickel and rock (silicon and oxygen compounds). Its core is surrounded by a deep layer of metallic hydrogen, an intermediate layer of liquid hydrogen and liquid helium, and finally, a gaseous outer layer. The planet’s most notable feature is its prominent ring system, which is composed mainly of ice particles, with a smaller amount of rocky debris and dust. — Wikipedia

Saturn (Encyclopædia Britannica)

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Inspiration

Visit Saturn This 360° video voyage to Saturn will leave you feeling like you have actually just took a space trip to the incredible ringed planet. You will fly passed its moons Rhea, Tethys, Iapetus and get up close to Enceladus to see its mysterious but beautiful tiger stripes. You will then sling shot around Titan and then on to Saturn its self, were you will glide around its beautiful rings. — VR 360 TV

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Innovation

Science

Cassini–Huygens Mission was a collaboration among NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) to send a space probe to study the planet Saturn and its system, including its rings and natural satellites. The Flagship-class robotic spacecraft comprised both NASA’s Cassini space probe and ESA’s Huygens lander, which landed on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. Cassini was launched on October 15, 1997, and it entered Saturn’s orbit on July 1, 2004. The mission ended on September 15, 2017, when Cassini’s trajectory took it into Saturn’s upper atmosphere and it burned up. — Wikipedia

Cassini at Saturn (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, YouTube Playlist)

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (YouTube Channel)

Cassini Mission (NASA)
Cassini Mission (JPL, NASA)
Huygens Mission (JPL, NASA)
Cassini-Huygens Mission (ESA)

Saturn and Titan Resources (Staci L. Tiedeken, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center)
Saturn (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA)

Saturn, Planet of Rings, Moons and More to Explore (Planetary Society)
Saturn (National Air and Space Museum)

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

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Preservation

History

Pioneer programs were two series of United States lunar and planetary space probes exploration. The first program, which ran from 1958 to 1960, unsuccessfully attempted to send spacecraft to orbit the Moon, successfully sent one spacecraft to fly by the Moon, and successfully sent one spacecraft to investigate interplanetary space between the orbits of Earth and Venus. The second program, which ran from 1965 to 1992, sent four spacecraft to measure interplanetary space weather, two to explore Jupiter and Saturn, and two to explore Venus. The two outer planet probes, Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11, became the first of five artificial objects to achieve the escape velocity that will allow them to leave the Solar System. — Wikipedia

The Conversation (YouTube Channel)

The Pioneer Missions (AMES, NASA)
Pioneer Mission (NASA)
Pioneer 10 and 11 (Planetary Society)

Pioneer 10 Mission (JPL, NASA)
Pioneer 10 (Wikipedia)

Pioneer 11 Mission (JPL, NASA)
Pioneer 11 (Wikipedia)

Voyager Program is an American scientific program that employs two robotic interstellar probes, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. They were launched in 1977 to take advantage of a favorable alignment of Jupiter and Saturn, to fly near them while collecting data for transmission back to Earth. — Wikipedia

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (YouTube Channel)

Voyager 1 (NASA)
Voyager 2 (NASA)

Voyager Mission (NASA)
Voyager Mission (JPL, NASA)

Voyager Mission (Planetary Society)
Voyager Program (Wikipedia)

Library

Library of Congress # QB671 Saturn (UPenn Online Books)

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)

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Course

Crash Course Astronomy (YouTube Playlist)

Community

News

Saturn (Astronomy Magazine)
Saturn (Phys.org)
Saturn (Science Daily)
Saturn (NPR Archives)

Book

Saturn (ISBNdb)

Government

Document

Saturn (USA.gov)

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Expression

Fun

Cassini Grand Finale: Lucky Peanuts (NASA)

returntotop

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Adventures

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Realm

Physical

“Fundamentals”
Law (Constant) Relativity
Force Gravity, Electromagnetism (Light, Color)
Matter (Microscope) Molecule, Atom (Periodic Table), Particle

“Space”
Universe (Astronomical Instrument)
Galaxy Milky Way, Andromeda
Planetary System Star, Brown Dwarf, Planet, Moon

Our Neighborhood
Solar System Sun
Terrestrial Planet Mercury, Venus, Earth (Moon), Mars
Asteroid Belt Ceres, Vesta
Jovian Planet Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
Trans-Neptunian Object
Kuiper Belt Pluto, Haumea, Makemake
Scattered Disc Eris, Sedna, Planet X
Oort Cloud Etc. Scholz’s Star
Small Body Comet, Centaur, Asteroid

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Notes

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