Audio slideshow: Splendour of Saturn

Saturn, with its majestic rings and mysterious icy moons, has long captured the imagination.

This week, images from the Cassini spacecraft revealing the secrets of the ringed planet went on display at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. Cassini, a joint mission of Nasa, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency, has been sending back images since 2004.

Here, Carl Murray a member of the Cassini Imaging Team from Queen Mary College London, takes us on a tour of Saturn, its arcs and moons - including Titan, which appears to have geological features similar to Earth's.

The exhibition continues until the end of August: www.nmm.ac.uk/cassini

Cassini Imaging - central laboratory for operations: http://ciclops.org

Slideshow production: Kathryn Westcott and Phil Coomes.
Publication 22 June 2009.




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