Did anyone see the new pictures of Saturn's rings?

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02 Jul 2004, 8:24 pm

Here's an article:

http://www.npr.org/display_pages/featur ... 81181.html

Since I am the space expert I thought I should tell you about this.

Phoebe is mostly ice.
Saturn is yellow, not tan. It has gray rings. The rings did not look like I thought they would. I thought they would look tan. Last count, Saturn has 1,000 rings.



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03 Jul 2004, 11:37 am

Wow Jake! those are really cool! My favorite image was this one:

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How many moons does saturn have? Do you have a telescope? I have a telescope, and once I went onto a mountain and looked out a gigantic telescope.


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03 Jul 2004, 11:53 am

I have heard and looked for pictures of Saturn's rings. Thanks for sharing this article.
I had written a short paragraph about Saturn for my personal website ; here it is :

Saturn is the less dense planet : its specitic gravity, 0.7, is less than water's. Its diameter is 120,536 km and it is 9.54 AU (Astronomical Units) from the Sun. Saturn's name comes from the Roman god of agriculture. Saturn is about 75% Hydrogen and 25% Helium with some traces of water, methane, ammonia and rock in the core. The hot planet (12,000K - core temperature)'s rings are extraordinarily thin: though they are 250,000 km or more in diameter they are less than one kilometer thick. Saturn has thirty-one satellites, many of which have not been named.


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03 Jul 2004, 9:51 pm

alex wrote:
How many moons does saturn have? Do you have a telescope? I have a telescope, and once I went onto a mountain and looked out a gigantic telescope.


Saturn has 31 moons to be exact.

No, I lost my telescope when we moved.

Where was the mountain with the telescope?



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28 Apr 2018, 5:54 am

Bump :lol: sue me :P


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28 Apr 2018, 9:41 am

Since that time, scientists have also discovered that Uranus smells like farts.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nat ... 545139002/



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28 Apr 2018, 9:57 am

SaveFerris wrote:
Bump :lol: sue me :P

lol

I didn't even realise this was a necrobump until I got down to your post. I went to the initial link, and couldn't manage to even find any pictures of the rings, presumably because the article is so old.


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28 Apr 2018, 9:58 am

:lol: ^


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08 May 2018, 2:51 pm

That bump was so big Cassini has already crashed into Saturn by now!


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