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ERIC Number: EJ943943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Mysterious Saturn--Some Ancient and Modern Views
Agarwal, Pankaj
School Science Review, v92 n341 p115-119 Jun 2011
The familiar image of Saturn and its rings has come to symbolise our idea of a planet but there is still much about Saturn and its system that we do not understand. The history of our beliefs and knowledge about it, one of the most distant planets visible to the naked eye, is described, from the early myths, such as the Indian village that believes it is protected by Saturn, to current exploration and discoveries made by the "Cassini-Huygens" space probes. The observations of early astronomers are outlined and the various NASA projects which have discovered so much about the mysterious planet. (Contains 2 tables and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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