10. Saturn: lord of the rings

Fig. 10.1.
Saturn's realm
Fig. 10.2.
Rhea passes in front of Saturn
Fig. 10.3.
Saturn at ultraviolet wavelengths
Fig. 10.4.
Saturn at infrared wavelengths
Fig. 10.5.
Temperature and pressure at Saturnís cloud levels
Fig. 10.6.
Inside Saturn
Fig. 10.7.
Saturn and its rings at infrared wavelengths
Fig. 10.8.
Saturnís rings open up
Fig. 10.9.
Saturnís rings of ice
Fig. 10.10.
Edge-on view of Saturnís rings
Fig. 10.11.
Particles in Saturnís rings
Fig. 10.12.
Cross-section of rings and satellites
Fig. 10.13.
Saturnís shepherd satellites
Fig. 10.14.
Ringlets
Fig. 10.15.
Two waves in Saturnís rings
Fig. 10.16.
Beneath the rings of Saturn
Fig. 10.17.
The Roche limit
Fig. 10.18.
Saturnís moon Dione
Fig. 10.19.
Saturnís bright moon Enceladus
Fig. 10.20.
Active Enceladus feeds Saturnís E ring
Fig. 10.21.
Tiger stripes on Enceladus
Fig. 10.22.
Enceladus vents water jets
Fig. 10.23.
Saturnís hazy moon Titan
Fig. 10.24.
Molecules in Titanís atmosphere
Fig. 10.25.
Model of Titanís atmosphere
Fig. 10.26.
Lakes of methane and ethane on Saturnís moon Titan
Fig. 10.27.
Saturnís odd moon Hyperion
Fig. 10.28.
Saturnís retrograde moon Phoebe
Fig. 10.29.
Bright and dark layers on Phoebe
Fig. 10.30.
Saturnís enormous infrared ring
Fig. 10.31.summary
Summary Diagram
Fig. 10.1.
Fig10_1 Formation of Solar System
Fig. 10.2.
Fig10_2 The central, rapidly rotating Sun
Fig. 10.3.
Fig10_3 Mountains of creation
Fig. 10.4.
Fig10_4 Spitzer N346
Fig. 10.5.
Fig10_5 North American Nebula 516093
Fig. 10.6.
Fig10_6 The collapse of an interstellar cloud of gas and dust
Fig. 10.7.
Fig10_7 Evolutionary tracks of protostars
Fig. 10.8.
Fig10_8 Protoplanetary disks
Fig. 10.9.
Fig10_9 Planet around Beta Pictoris
Fig. 10.10.
Fig10_10 Starlight shift
Fig. 10.11.
Fig10_11 Unseen planet

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