Running Rings Around Saturn

Cassini-Huygens, a space probe the size of a bus, reached Saturn in July after a 7 year journey around the solar system.

It's packed with scientific apparatus to measure every vital statistic of the planet, its 31 moons and its famous rings.

Richard Hollingham investigates this 'Lord of the Rings' and the possibility that one of the moons, Titan, could be a colder version of the Earth and thereby a potential future home for life.

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Cassini-Huygens, a space probe the size of a bus, reached Saturn in July after a 7 year journey around the solar system.

It's packed with scientific apparatus to measure every vital statistic of the planet, its 31 moons and its famous rings.

Richard Hollingham investigates this 'Lord of the Rings' and the possibility that one of the moons, Titan, could be a colder version of the Earth and thereby a potential future home for life.