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CLIP 9844

How the rings of Saturn resemble icebergs

How the rings of Saturn resemble icebergs
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Key Info
  • How the rings of Saturn resemble icebergs
  • Duration: 02:35
  • Saturn's rings are described as being very similar to icebergs floating in a glacial lagoon. Saturn's rings are made up of billions of chunks of ice floating in space of widely varying sizes. The way that the chunks of ice collide and reform or disintegrate explains why the rings remain bright. Published as part of the Solar System website: bbc.co.uk/solarsystem/. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Science

       Topic:

    Phys: Solar System

  • Keywords: Saturn, ring, rings, iceberg, outerspace
Ideas for use in class
  • To provide an analogy for the rings of Saturn.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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