Saturn - Saturn - Low density - Oblate - Interior and...

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Saturn - Low density - Oblate - Interior and magnetic field similar to Jupiter - Extensive ring system o Cassini Division- a band in Saturn’s ring system where no particles appear o The distance from the division to the center of Saturn compared to the distance from Mimas (first moon) to the center of Saturn = 2:1 phase lock with mimas Very unstable so particles get pushed out or in and create division o Appears to be a smaller ring system past the large one Made up of two intertwined systems Two moonlets orbit inside and outside of the system The braid appears to be connected to their gravity which is why the two braids don’t collapse - Occasionally there are dark regions covering the reflectivity of the particles hard to understand - Has many moons o Titan has its own ethane atmosphere and a ethane liquid ocean on the surface Uranus - First planet discovered (Hershel) - Peculiar rotation o Rotates CC at RHR 97 degrees - Off center magnetic field - Has rings and many moons
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ASTR 121 taught by Professor Tolbert during the Fall '08 term at UVA.

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