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News from Saturn

Postby caliban » Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:17 pm

"Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work." --Thomas A. Edison

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Re: News from Saturn

Postby Windwalker » Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:32 pm

caliban wrote:Fascinating stuff

I couldn't agree more. The more information that comes back from these expeditions, the more I squirm with impatience to know what may be below these surfaces. Europa, Titan, Enceladus... perhaps multiple geneses? At the very least, astonishing new worlds.
For I come from an ardent race
That has subsisted on defiance and visions.

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Postby Walden2 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:46 pm

Next on NOVA: "Voyage to the Mystery Moon"

Tuesday, April 1 at 8 p.m.

Check your local listings as dates and times may vary.

Chronicling a bold voyage of discovery -- the Cassini/Huygens mission
to Saturn and its enigmatic moon Titan -- NOVA's "Voyage to the
Mystery Moon" delivers striking images of these fascinating planetary
bodies nearly a billion miles from Earth. Saturn's broad rings hold
myriad mysteries, and Titan, whose soupy atmosphere is similar to the
one that enshrouded our planet billions of years ago, may hold clues
to the origins of life.

Here's what you'll find on the companion Web site:

Life on a Tiny Moon?

Saturn's water-spewing moon Enceladus has suddenly become target
#1 in the search for life beyond Earth, says astrophysicist
Carolyn Porco.

Anatomy of the Rings

Images sent back from Cassini are resolving age-old mysteries
about Saturn's rings.

How to Get an Atmosphere

Only four planets or moons with solid bodies -- Earth, Mars,
Venus, and Titan -- have substantial atmospheres. Why?

Sounds of Titan

Hear the first-ever audio recording from one billion miles away,
and find out what makes sounds in space different from those on

Also, Links & Books, the Teacher's Guide, the program transcript,
and more:

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