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November 12th: Cassini/Huygens: Rewriting the Textbook on Saturn

November 12th: Cassini/Huygens: Rewriting the Textbook on Saturn

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Date: November 12, 2009 Title: Cassini/Huygens: Rewriting the Textbook on Saturn Podcaster: Kevin Grazier Links: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov http://ciclops.org/?js=1 Description: Cassini has given us a whole new view of Saturn, Titan, and other moons of this amazing and beautiful ringed world. Kevin Grazier from Cassini provides an overview of what has been learned so far from the […]

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September 4th: Saturn’s Rings Do a Disappearing Trick

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Date: September 4, 2009 Title: Saturn’s Rings Do a Disappearing Trick Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society www.planetary.org/blog Description: Today Earth crosses the plane of Saturn’s rings, a special event that happens only once every fifteen years. I’ll explain how ring plane crossings produce discoveries of moons, and why this year’s ring plane crossing […]

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August 26th: 20th Anniversary of Voyager 2 at Neptune

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Date: August 26, 2009 Title: 20th Anniversary of Voyager 2 at Neptune Podcaster: Martin Ratcliffe and Dr. Ed Stone Organization: None Description: In August 1989, the Voyager 2 spacecraft performed the first reconnaissance with the solar system’s outermost major planet, Neptune. Now, 20 years later, the Voyager mission Project Scientist, Dr. Ed Stone, joined me […]

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August 11th: Cassini Watches the Sun Rise Above Saturn’s Rings

Date: August 11, 2009 Title: Cassini Watches the Sun Rise Above Saturn’s Rings Podcaster: Emily Lakdawalla Organization: The Planetary Society http://planetary.org/blog Description: Today, August 11, 2009, marks Saturn’s equinox, the first day of spring in its northern hemisphere. An observer at Saturn sees crazy things happening when the Sun passes through the plane that contains […]

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August 10th: What Happened to Saturn’s Rings?

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Date: August 10, 2009 Title: What Happened to Saturn’s Rings? Podcaster: Adam Fuller from Columbia Astronomy Organization: Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Description: 400 years ago Galileo turned his telescope towards Saturn and saw what he thought were three separate round bodies. For the next 50 years astronomers hotly debated the true nature of Saturn. Then, […]

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