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CLIP 9843

The rings of Saturn as imaged by Cassini

The rings of Saturn as imaged by Cassini

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Key Info
  • The rings of Saturn as imaged by Cassini
  • Duration: 05:01
  • The Cassini probe has taken detailed images of Saturn's rings which may provide an insight into how our Solar System was formed. The role of the Cassini probe is discussed and images of Saturn's rings are shown. Their importance is explained as scientists discuss how our Solar System began in a similar but larger way 4.5 billion years ago. Detail of the rings is given to include their width and depth. Published as part of the Solar System website: Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:



    Phys: Solar System

  • Keywords: NASA, Cassini, probe, Saturn, ring, rings, outerspace
Ideas for use in class
  • To describe the role of the Cassini probe, show images it has taken and introduce the formation of our Solar System.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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