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Saturn Hailstorm

  1. Jul 11, 2004 #1
    I found the link to this on slashdot and I thought it was very interesting so I brought it here.

    http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2004/09jul_hailstorm.htm?list1193276 [Broken]
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  3. Jul 12, 2004 #2


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    Neat stuff. Is it fair to assume that the audio clip was made 1:1, i.e. no time compression?
  4. Jul 12, 2004 #3


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    I'm pretty sure it's time compressed -- the period during which the spacecraft was eclipsed by the B ring (IIRC) was ~6 minutes. It didn't cross the entire ring plane in seconds, I don't think.

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