Month: November 2005

  • A Tour of the Moons of Saturn – Prometheus

    Prometheus is another shepherd moon of Saturn’s F ring. The gravitational tug of shepherd moons and their often eccentric orbits help shape unique structures in Saturn’s rings. More Information Cassini-Huygens Website Saturn’s Moons section Prometheus Information Table of Contents Introduction Pan Atlas Prometheus Pandora Janus Epimetheus Mimas Pallene and Methone Enceladus Telesto Tethys Calypso Helene […]

  • A Tour of the Moons of Saturn – Atlas

    Atlas is a tiny shepherd moon just outside Saturn’s A ring. Very little is know about this moon. More Information Cassini-Huygens Website Saturn’s Moons section Atlas Information Table of Contents Introduction Pan Atlas Prometheus Pandora Janus Epimetheus Mimas Pallene and Methone Enceladus Telesto Tethys Calypso Helene Dione Polydeuces Rhea Titan Hyperion Iapetus Phoebe

  • A Tour of the Moons of Saturn – Pan

    Pan is the innermost known moon of Saturn. It is a shepherd moon that creates the Encke Gap in Saturn’s A ring. More Information Cassini-Huygens Website Saturn’s Moons section Pan Information Table of Contents Introduction Pan Atlas Prometheus Pandora Janus Epimetheus Mimas Pallene and Methone Enceladus Telesto Tethys Calypso Helene Dione Polydeuces Rhea Titan Hyperion […]

  • A Tour of the Moons of Saturn

    The moons of Saturn, now numbering 47 (when Cassini-Huygens launched from the Earth in 1997 there were only 18 known moons orbiting Saturn,) have changed planetary scientists’ view of our solar system yet again. Titan, the largest and long hidden beneath a thick opaque atmosphere, has been revealed by Cassini-Huygens to be a very Earth-like […]

  • When is a Podcast not a Podcast?

    When it is a vidcast. The number one and two podcasts listed in Apple iTunes’ “Today’s Top Podcasts” list are vidcasts, with three more in the top 20. There cannot possibly be as many iPods with video purchased yet as there are older video-free iPods; the new iPod came out a few weeks ago. Therefore, […]