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Fraser
2004-May-25, 06:19 PM
SUMMARY: The newest photo released by NASA's Cassini spacecraft was taken on May 10, 2004 at a distance of only 27.2 million kilometres (16.9 million miles) using the spacecraft's narrow angle camera. The image shows the translucent C ring and the thin, outermost F ring, which cast a shadow across the clouded atmosphere. Cassini will arrive at Saturn in July, 2004 and begin a long term study of the ringed planet and its moons.

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zrice03
2004-May-25, 06:45 PM
I've always wondered, how does having a huge shadow on it affect Saturn's weather? There must be some wild climate changes going on in there.

suntrack
2004-May-26, 01:51 PM
THE SATURN: Saturn has an extraordinary look as compare with the other stars, the ring looks like an ornament over it, in another side of discussion the nearrest star which may grab by the saturn due to its big gravity[ gravitational force of Saturn] that star came very nearer and it was fix over it that may be a new born star due to cause that ring form nearer to the saturn [ this is just like the replay's may or may not be, the rings are of ice[mostly possible] and are streached in a circular position on saturn,

these may also putting impact over the climatic conditions on saturn, sometime shadow looks due to the sunlight felling on the ring of ither side, there is also a possibility that why saturn has a number of moons, the possibility is only saturn is catching remote objects very faster than any other stars and during this the rings are playing key role in it [why not?]

we know that the large comets impacts on the smallest stars, then these rings and the original saturn's gravity cause the stars came nearer due to the gravitational stretch the number of star came into existance as a moons of saturn, [the SON of Sun]. the gravity is different than any other star except jupiter's total gravity, there is vast difference in the gravity of saturn and other stars.

If saturn has ice rings then the nearer star of the saturn or one of the moon of saturn may be filled with a possibility of life [like oceanic life or life of antarctica like, why not we imagine] afterward the truth will come out in nearest future, but there is a need of vast search for existence of life nearer saturn, in the saturn dynasty [including of moons]there is also a possibility of reach stock of metals+fluids like oil is also possible.

other possibility is of iron, the part of saturn or fully is made of iron, [since a old mythology saturn has been kept related with the metal 'iron', there is also a vast study of it will give the fruitful information, whether the rings move separately or rotate with itself or rotating the total circumference of saturn this is a question, the speed of rings may be higher than the original star or original base.

In short saturn is interesting, there is need to install a camera on its ring to study the big saturn if it is rotating the total circumference of the saturn, the period may be longer of moving or speed may be lower but there is a possibility that rings are moving may be due to a push in the difference of gravitational force, or jerk

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Manchurian Taikonaut
2004-May-26, 04:23 PM
Great image of the Cassini Huygens probe

http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/imag...nents-litho.jpg (http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/images/sc-components-litho.jpg)