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#1 2016-04-08 08:48:29

Tom Kalbfus
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Pictures of Saturn

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Well here are some pictures from Saturn. this one is real close, from inside Saturn's rings.
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Here's a neat one of Saturn's North Pole.
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This is Titan with some other moon in the foreground. Hard to believe the orbit so close.
Here are some more:
http://www.space.com/15090-saturn-photo … craft.html

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#2 2016-04-08 17:20:17

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Re: Pictures of Saturn

These are indeed very nice and from a very expensive flag ship mission....

Keep the science and images coming....

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#3 2016-04-08 21:33:55

Tom Kalbfus
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Re: Pictures of Saturn

My understanding is they will bring the ship in real close, as it runs out of maneuvering fuel, and then it will plummet into Saturn, but on the way it will return some real close up pictures of the planet. Maybe with the reusability demonstrated by the SpaceX Falcon 9 stage landing, further missions to the outer planets will prove to be less expensive, and we'll see more probes to Saturn. Sometimes it seems in the public mind, that Saturn, the planet, seems drowned out by its rings. I have some ideas about settling Saturn. One of them would involve building a space station in low Saturn orbit, that would be underneath its radiation belts. I believe that like Earth, there is a region, just above Saturn's atmosphere that is relatively radiation free. Of course that far out from the Sun, a source of energy would be required to support a settlement. I think the most self-sustaining source would be from nuclear fusion. At the edge of the atmosphere, while remaining in orbit, it should be possible to gather in fusion fuels such as  Deuterium, Tritium, and Helium-3. The rings could be mined for other elements, perhaps by remote probe if the radiation is too high. But I understand the rings block radiation, it is like a giant wall that charged particles caught by Saturn's magnetic field, slam into.

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#4 2017-12-20 07:24:55

CalvinSteen
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Re: Pictures of Saturn

But I understand the rings block radiation, it is like a giant wall that charged particles caught by Saturn's magnetic field, slam into.

Another great trivia for today. smile

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#5 2017-12-20 15:22:01

Palomar7
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Re: Pictures of Saturn

Always beautiful. :-) I miss Cassini. Reminds me that I wrote a Haiku (poem) sequence regarding the mission. Will post it soon (new thread).


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#6 2018-02-27 12:11:30

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Re: Pictures of Saturn

It looks really beautiful. And this is great that our spaceships are getting closer and closer to this planet


In Musk we trust! There are a lot of benefits from his SpaceX company

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