Journey To Saturn

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In 1610 Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei was the first to gaze at saturn through a telescope.Thinking that saturn was tripled bodied Continuing his observations over the next few years.Like jupiter,saturn is made of hydrogen and helium. Its volume is 755 times greater than that of earth. Winds in the upper atmosphere reach 500 meters per second in the equatorial region.In the early 1980s NASA’s two voyager spacecraft revealed that saturn’s rings are made mostly of water,ice, and they imaged “braided” rings, ringlets, and “spokes”. Saturn's largest satellites,Titans, is bigger than the planet mercury. Titans is shrouded in in a thick, nitrogen -rich atmosphere that might be similar to what Earths was like long ago. Further study of this moon promises to reveal much about planetary formation and perhaps, about the early days of earth.the region of space in which the behavior of electricity charged particles is influenced more by saturn’s magnetic field than by the solar wind. The next chapter in our knowledge of saturn is being written right now by the Cassini-Huygens mission. The huygens probe descended through Titan’s atmosphere in january 2005, collecting data on the atmosphere and surface. Now the spacecraft is seeking to make exciting new discoveries in a second extended mission called the Cassini Solstice Mission.

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