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Saturn: The Ringed Planet
 

Saturn: The Ringed Planet

Saturn is the sixth planet from the sun, but it's sure not a rock. Saturn is one of the gas giants.

Famous for its distinctive rings and many moons, Saturn also has massive vortex storms and a six-sided jet stream. It's no wonder scientists have been fascinated by Saturn since ancient times.

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‘8 Planets and a Dwarf’ Sudoku

‘8 Planets and a Dwarf’ Sudoku

Love puzzles? This online Sudoku-like puzzle involves all the planets of the solar system, plus Pluto. Featuring 5 levels, you can start with “very easy” and work your way up to “extra challenging.” More...

Game
Windows to the Universe
Cassini Spies Mysterious Object at Edge of Saturn’s Rings

Cassini Spies Mysterious Object at Edge of Saturn’s Rings

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...Peggy? Scientists have identified a mysterious object at the edge of Saturn's rings. What is it and why did astronomers name it Peggy? More...

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WIRED
Interview with Dr. Susan Kieffer

Interview with Dr. Susan Kieffer

Meet Dr. Susan Kieffer, a professor of geology and physics. Her research focuses on geological fluid dynamics in geysers, rivers, meteorite impacts, and volcanoes on our planet and others. More...

Profile
American Geophysical Union
Saturn Moons Explorer: Enceladus

Saturn Moons Explorer: Enceladus

Until recently, scientists thought Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus was cold and dead. Now, it's a new target in NASA's search for life. Find out why. More...

Interactive
JPL/NASA
A New Look at Saturn’s Rings

A New Look at Saturn’s Rings

Shiny = new, right? Not always. Scientists believed Saturn's rings were relatively young because of their reflective qualities, but new findings are raising doubts... More...

Article
Science News for Students
About Saturn and Its Moons

About Saturn and Its Moons

Before the Cassini spacecraft mission, there were only 18 known moons orbiting Saturn. Now we know there are at least 62 traveling around the planet. Explore more than 30 of Saturn's icy moons. More...

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JPL/NASA
Cassini: Solstice Mission

Cassini: Solstice Mission

Launched in 1997, the Cassini Orbiter landed on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, in 2004. Twice extended, the mission will continue snapping photos and sending back data through September 2017. Take an in-depth look. More...

Article
JPL/NASA
Explore Saturn’s Rings

Explore Saturn’s Rings

How old are Saturn's rings? Why do they lie in one plane? And how did Cassini pass through them? Investigate the mysteries and anatomy of Saturn's rings. More...

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NOVA/PBS
Saturn Quiz: Do You Really Know the Ringed Planet?

Saturn Quiz: Do You Really Know the Ringed Planet?

Do you know why Saturn is called the ringed planet? Or how many moons it has? Find out if you're a planetary pro or a mere "ringer" with this 10-question quiz. More...

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Space.com
Saturn’s Rings: Wonders of the Solar System

Saturn’s Rings: Wonders of the Solar System

Did you know that while Saturn's rings are more than 50 miles across, they are only three-yards thick? Tour them with Brian Cox. More...

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BBC
Saturn’s Weird Hexagon Vortex Storms

Saturn’s Weird Hexagon Vortex Storms

View these awesome photos of Saturn's 6-sided jet stream, including a polar storm with an eye that's 1,250-miles wide and has cloud speeds of 330 mph! More...

Images
Space.com
Saturn: Delicate Rings of Ice and Supersonic Winds

Saturn: Delicate Rings of Ice and Supersonic Winds

Saturn's distinctive ice rings have fascinated scientists for centuries. Take a closer look at their particles — from those fine as dust to house-sized boulders — and the planets terrific typhoons. More...

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Space.com
Saturn’s Six-Sided Cloud Pattern Gets a Close Look

Saturn’s Six-Sided Cloud Pattern Gets a Close Look

Saturn has distinctive rings, well over 50 moons...and a 30,000-kilometer, hexagonal jet stream. New Cassini spacecraft photos shed light on this other-worldly phenomenon. More...

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Science News for Students
Spaceship Spitzer: Bots of Both Worlds

Spaceship Spitzer: Bots of Both Worlds

Amy Okuda and her trusty bot, Irwin, fly to Saturn to observe the newly discovered giant ring around the planet. Watch as Amy and Irwin battle old enemies and examine invisible rings. More...

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JPL/NASA

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