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Saturn’s Restless Rings: Latest Results from the Cassini Mission

Dr. Mark ShowalterNovember 12, 2008

Dr. Mark Showalter (SETI Institute)

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has entered its fifth year exploring the planet Saturn, its rings, and its moons. Dr. Showalter, a key member of the Cassini science team, shares some of the marvelous results from Saturn and recent discoveries from the mission. His special focus is Saturn’s complex and beautiful ring system (which shows a variety of surprising phenomena, including “jets”, “propellers”, “wisps”, “spokes”, and “braids”) and the remarkable interactions between Saturn’s rings and moons.