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BBC - Saturn Lord Of The Rings (Horizon, 2004)

Postby Blade Runner on Thu Mar 30, 2006 1:42 pm

BBC Horizon 2004 Saturn Lord Of The Rings

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With its famous rings, Saturn is the most distant planet clearly visible to the naked eye. But how did the rings get there and when were they formed? To study the planet in detail, scientists needed to get closer. So on 15 October 1997, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft was launched.

The Cassini-Huygens is one of the most ambitious spacecraft ever launched, taking seven years to reach Saturn. The mission itself consists of two separate probes. The first is the enormous Cassini probe, designed to gather information about all aspects of the Saturnian system, from its many rings to its 33 moons. The second is the Huygens probe, a smaller wok-shaped craft, attached to the side of Cassini. Its task is to plunge through the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest and most mysterious moon.

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audio: mp3, 128, english
runtime: 49 min

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And because something tells me that after watching this you'll be really excited and want to know a bit more about Titan, here are a few official links with latest data on the Cassini-Huygens mission!

NEWS - News Releases - March 9, 2006
NASA's Cassini Discovers Potential Liquid Water on Enceladus ... egoryID=10

Official ESA Homepage:

Titan Raw images:

Simulated Huygens landing on Titan: ... (80 mb)

Various videos: ... ens&type=V
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