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CLIP 9957

Mysterious spokes in Saturn's rings

Mysterious spokes in Saturn's rings
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Key Info
  • Mysterious spokes in Saturn's rings
  • Duration: 00:48
  • Early images of Saturn seemed to show spokes in its rings. Careful analysis of photographs suggested the spokes were clouds of dust trapped in Saturn's magnetic field. 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, spokes, outerspace
Ideas for use in class
  • To demonstrate how scientists make new discoveries.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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