29: The Serendipitous Rings of Saturn


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Things we talk about in this episode:

The research in this episode: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2019/01/16/science.aat2965?rss=1

Article about the research: https://www.universetoday.com/141272/saturns-rings-are-only-10-to-100-million-years-old/

The Cassini-Huygens mission: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/cassini/overview/

Images from Cassini: https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/missions/cassini/galleries/images/

Farewell, Cassini: https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/15/cassini-end-of-mission-rip/

Mimas, the Death Star moon: https://www.universetoday.com/15436/saturns-moon-mimas/

Comet smashes into Jupiter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet_Shoemaker–Levy_9

How long is a day on Saturn? https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7316

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