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Saturn and the Rings: Gravity’s Masterpiece

Lecture no. 13 from the course: A Field Guide to the Planets

Saturn and the Rings: Gravity’s Masterpiece

Taught by Professor Sabine Stanley | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

With its exquisitely complex ring system, NASA describes Saturn as the “jewel of our solar system.” Learn what decades of exploration have revealed about the origin and morphology of these ever-changing icy rings and how they interact with Saturn’s closest moons. From the rings to propeller moonlets, a massive hexagonal polar storm, and the giant vortex, our fascination with Saturn never ends!


November 18, 2019