Saturday, April 2, 2016

A Traveler's Guide to the Planets – Saturn

Saturn and its moons

Today on Far Future Horizons the next stop of our tour of the solar system will be the planet Saturn and its magnificent rings.

Huygens picture from Titan's surface—the only image from the surface of a moon or a planet farther away than Mars

From Earth, Saturn's rings appear solid, but they are actually made up of chunks of rock and ice. They look spectacular, but navigating around them - and the planet's more than 60 moons - would be a nightmare for travelers. We will travel through the rings for a stunning CGI tour of this gaseous giant.

The Geysers of Enceladus

We will also have a close encounter with two of Saturn’s extraordinary moons. Enceladus is making all the headlines as the must-see moon in the Saturnian system these days. Then we will go on to the thick atmosphere and weather of Titan.

Titan in natural color. The thick atmosphere is orange due to a dense organonitrogen haze.

A Traveler's Guide to the Planets is available from Amazon's Instant Video

A Traveler's Guide to the Planets – Saturn
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