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Ammonia ice crystals, {see Spacecraft) Artificial satellites 20 Asteroids, 15, Astronomers, 5-6, Atlas, 18, Hubble Space Telescope (HST), 8, 12, 14, 18 Huygens, Christiaan, 5 Hydrogen, 9 Hyperion, 23, 23, 27 14 8, 14, 17, 24 26 Atmosphere, 9, 11, 13, 24, Janus, Bands, 11, 13 26 Jupiter, 7 Calypso, 26 Cassini, 27 lapetus, 23, 23, 25 Mass, 25 Jean Dominique, 5, 6 Meteors, 22, 23 Cassini Division, 4, 5 Cassini Mission, Methane, 24 9, 20 Mimas, 21-23, 22, 26 Comets, 15 Moons, 6, 15, 18, 19, 20-24, 21, 22, 23, 25-27 Dione, Dust 26 particles, 17 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Earth, 24, 25 Natural Enceladus, 21, 22, 26 Ethane, 9, 25 Orbit, 8, 9, 20, 25 Pandora, 26 5 Phoebe, 18, 20, 27 Gases, 9, 20 Gravity, 16, 12 Nitrogen, 20 Galileo Galilei, 7, Moons) 1981S13, 26 20 Epimetheus, 26 Equator, 11, 12, satellites {see 25 Pioneer 30 II spacecraft, 7, 7, 15 Prometheus, 26 Saturn {continued) quick Revolution, 25 facts, Rhea, 26 spacecraft 17 Rings, 5-6, 15-17, 25 Rotation, 25 Ringlets, 15-17, 16, visits to, 15, 16, 18, 19, 18 {see also Moons; 19, 7, I i, Static electricity, atmosphere, 17 9, 11, 13, 24, 25 Telescopes, 5 26 bands, 11, 13 Telesto, Cassini Division, 4, 5 Tethys, 23-24, Cassini Mission, diameter, 25 discovery of, 24 Titan, 20, 21, Voyager 5 6, 15, 18, 19, 20- 25 Winds, 9 31 26 27 spacecraft, 7, 11, 15, 16, 18, 24, 21, 22, 23, 25-27 orbit, 9, 15, i 6, 18, 24 Spokes, 17, 19 Spacecraft) Saturn moons, 7,11, 24 spokes, 17, 19 Shepherd moons, 16 Spacecraft, 7, Satellites, 25 15-17, 25 rings, 5-6, 19 ABOUT THE AUTHOF Vogt works for NASA's Education Division Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

INDEX Page numbers Helene, 26 in italics refer Helium, 9 to illustrations. Ammonia ice crystals, {see Spacecraft) Artificial satellites 20 Asteroids, 15, Astronomers, 5-6, Atlas, 18, Hubble Space Telescope (HST), 8, 12, 14, 18 Huygens, Christiaan, 5 Hydrogen, 9 Hyperion, 23, 23, 27 14 8, 14, 17, 24 26 Atmosphere, 9, 11, 13, 24, Janus, Bands, 11, 13 26 Jupiter, 7 Calypso, 26 Cassini, 27 lapetus, 23, 23, 25 Mass, 25 Jean Dominique, 5, 6 Meteors, 22, 23 Cassini Division, 4, 5 Cassini Mission, Methane, 24 9, 20 Mimas, 21-23, 22, 26 Comets, 15 Moons, 6, 15, 18, 19, 20-24, 21, 22, 23, 25-27 Dione, Dust 26 particles, 17 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Earth, 24, 25 Natural Enceladus, 21, 22, 26 Ethane, 9, 25 Orbit, 8, 9, 20, 25 Pandora, 26 5 Phoebe, 18, 20, 27 Gases, 9, 20 Gravity, 16, 12 Nitrogen, 20 Galileo Galilei, 7, Moons) 1981S13, 26 20 Epimetheus, 26 Equator, 11, 12, satellites {see 25 Pioneer 30 II spacecraft, 7, 7, 15 Prometheus, 26 Saturn {continued) quick Revolution, 25 facts, Rhea, 26 spacecraft 17 Rings, 5-6, 15-17, 25 Rotation, 25 Ringlets, 15-17, 16, visits to, 15, 16, 18, 19, 18 {see also Moons; 19, 7, I i, Static electricity, atmosphere, 17 9, 11, 13, 24, 25 Telescopes, 5 26 bands, 11, 13 Telesto, Cassini Division, 4, 5 Tethys, 23-24, Cassini Mission, diameter, 25 discovery of, 24 Titan, 20, 21, Voyager 5 6, 15, 18, 19, 20- 25 Winds, 9 31 26 27 spacecraft, 7, 11, 15, 16, 18, 24, 21, 22, 23, 25-27 orbit, 9, 15, i 6, 18, 24 Spokes, 17, 19 Spacecraft) Saturn moons, 7,11, 24 spokes, 17, 19 Shepherd moons, 16 Spacecraft, 7, Satellites, 25 15-17, 25 rings, 5-6, 19 ABOUT THE AUTHOF Vogt works for NASA's Education Division Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Orbit all orbiting observatory launched moon when it crashes into a planet takes to travel around the sun. or a spacecraft to travel around a planet. Spacecraft that visited Jupiter in the mid-1970s and then flew by Saturn in the late 1970s. Revolution One complete orbit of a planet around a moon around a planet. Ringlets The name given circling Saturn. 28 the sun, or to the thousands of individual rings The spinning Rotation of a planet or moon around its axis (an imaginary line through the center of the planet, from the north pole to the south pole).

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