Astronomy Online: Secrets of Saturn

Part of Astronomy Live

Friday, January 8, 2021

Saturn and its rings as seen from space. Courtesy of Space Science Institute/NASA/JPL
Why do our planets form a disk around the Sun?

The NASA Cassini mission revealed that Saturn is a natural laboratory for investigating this question and even helped to demonstrate how new solar systems form around far-away stars. Find out about Cassini’s discoveries with Museum Curator Denton Ebel and planetary scientist Marina Gemma on an interactive, interplanetary journey, and ring in the new year with a trip to Saturn’s rings.

Watch a recording of the livestream below, first aired on January 8, 2021. Or check out the complete playlist of Astronomy Online events.

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