Astronomy_1_worksheet_4_part_10 - 1. is, therefore, nine...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1. is, therefore, nine times further away from the Sun than is Earth. 2. What is most amazing about Saturn and the other gas planets of the outer Solar System are their speeds. They are all spinning like tops. Saturn, for example, turns once on its axis every 10.67 hours , just slightly slower than Jupiter. 3. To experience what it might be like to be in Saturn’s dramatic clouds looking up into space to see its rings, click here once, wait at least 30 secs for the probe’s cameras to turn on, and click inside the video screen to move the scene with your mouse. Click the “ X to close the video when done. 4. As it turns, move the planet with the left and right mouse buttons . Zoom in a bit with the [ Home ] key if you wish. Line up the rings at different angles. Notice that its rings cast deep shadows on the planet, and have structure. They are made of billions of pieces of ice balls, space rocks , and space dust . Scientists believe that over 100 million years ago, there was a moon orbiting Saturn at the place where its rings are now. There were
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

Astronomy_1_worksheet_4_part_10 - 1. is, therefore, nine...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online