Question Sheet: Ringing Saturn

SCIENCE

Before reading:

  1. What is especially distinctive about the planet Saturn? Why do you think it would be worth sending a spacecraft to study Saturn and its moons? 
  2. Why are most spacecraft unmanned? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having a person onboard? 
  3. Have you heard or read about any space missions in the news lately? If so, what have you learned? If not, where would you look for information related to space exploration?

During reading:

  1. What is the Cassini spacecraf...

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