Ringing Saturn

by | Nov 3, 2022 | Physics, Experiments

Introduction

In this experiment (Ringing Saturn), we will check whether the moons of Saturn cause any gap in the ring of this planet.

Basic building concept

1. Saturn is the sixth planet of the eight planets.

2. Saturn has eighty-two moons. Some are- Titan, Enceladus, and Mimas.

3. Saturn has rings that are made up of uncountable small particles, orbits around the sun. The names of all the rings are D ring, C ring, B ring, Cassini Division, A ring, F ring, G ring, and E ring.

Aim

To find out whether the moons of Saturn cause any gap in the ring of this planet.

Theory

Saturn has rings that are made up of uncountable small particles, orbit around the sun. The names of all the rings, starting from Saturn are D ring, C ring, B ring, Cassini Division, A ring, F ring, G ring, and E ring.

Saturn Ring

Requirements

1. Telescope

2. Camera,

3. Computers, etc.

Procedure

We performed two experiments to perform this hypothesis.

Step 1: In this experiment, the moon is involved.

Step 2: In this experiment, the moon is not involved.

After experimenting 25 years for each trial, record the position of every particle.

Observation

MOON TEST WITHOUT MOON TEST
1. In this test, particles form a large gap around the moon.

2. Where we stopped recording, many of the particles were abandoned past the distance

1. Gaps are not large, but some are unexpectedly narrow.

2. None of the particles passed the distance.

Result

1. The result showed that the gaps are formed near the rings where the moons are.

2. In this way, our hypothesis is correct. The Saturn moon does cause a gap in Saturn’s rings.

3. This experiment showed how the particles of Saturn rings react because of the gravitational pull of Saturn’s moon.

Precaution

1. Perform the experiment with utmost care.

2. Carefully record the position of the particles.

Viva Questions with Answers

Q.1 What was the hypothesis of your experiment?

ANS. Whether the moons of Saturn cause any gap in the ring of this planet.

Q.2 What do you know about Saturn rings?

ANS. Saturn has rings that are made up of uncountable small particles orbiting around the sun. Starting from Saturn, the names of all the rings are D ring, C ring, B ring, Cassini Division, A ring, F ring, G ring, and E ring.

Q.3 How many moons do Saturn have?

ANS. 82, some are Rhea, Dione, Tethys, Mimas, etc.

Q.4 Name the smallest moon of the planet Saturn?

ANS. Mimas is the smallest moon on the planet Saturn.

Q.5 Name the largest moon on the planet Saturn?

ANS. Titan is the largest moon on the planet Saturn.

Q.6 What is the result of this experiment?

ANS. The result showed that the gaps are formed near the rings where the moons are. This corrects our hypothesis i.e, Saturn moon does cause a gap in Saturn’s rings.

Q.7 Under which test particles form a large gap around the moon?

ANS. Under the moon, test particles form a large gap around the moon, while under the test without the moon, particles do not form a large gap.

 

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