Saturn’s Surprising Rings: The Fascinating Mysteries Cassini Has Solved

Cassini’s data indicate that most of Saturn’s rings are probably as old as the solar system itself — about 4.5 billion years. Earlier observations, during the Voyager flybys of 1980 and 1981, suggested the rings might be as young as 100 million years, the result of a nasty breakup between a large comet and an icy moon. But Cassini observations show that the rings could not have been produced by a single event.

 

https://www.space.com/37669-saturn-rings-mysteries-nasa-cassini-mission.html

Astronomy for Children

Astronomy magic is not only an online blog, we bring the stars to the school children in and around Chennai.

We fix up with the schools and bring our telescopes (portable ones 🙂 ) so that the kids can see the night sky (depending upon weather conditions) through our telescopes and learn a few things in the process.

Each child gets a pamphlet of what they have observed through the tele so that they can view it later on for reference. Common planets visible are Mars, Venus, Saturn, Jupiter etc.. deepsky objects in our list is the Orion nebula and Andromeda Galaxy if the sky is darker than usual and of course the Moon and its Craters .