NOVA "The Planets: Saturn"

Saturn’s gravitational pull is so great that it can rip moons apart. We think this may have happened to an ancient moon that once orbited Saturn. Today it makes up Saturn’s rings. CG illustration. Courtesy of BBC Studios.
Saturn’s gravitational pull is so great that it can rip moons apart. We think this may have happened to an ancient moon that once orbited Saturn. Today it makes up Saturn’s rings. CG illustration. Courtesy of BBC Studios.

The Planets: Saturn

NASA's Cassini explores Saturn for 13 years, looping through its icy rings and flying by its moons. The probe captures stunning ring-moon interactions, but when it finds the ingredients for life on the moon Enceladus, a bittersweet decision is made.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 8:00pm
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Rating: 
TVG
Length: 
56 minutes
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Science
Space Exploration
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