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Summit 2010

Saturn

In this image, taken by the Cassini orbiter, Saturn's dusty rings scatter sunlight, lighting up the night-side of the planet. Earth is the faint dot outside the bright, broad main rings, inside the thin, faint G ring. (Courtesy NASA/JPL/SSI)

The 2010 Space Science Teachers Summit examined the physical properties of our solar system, including Saturn, its moons and rings, the Sun’s effects on the Earth and its atmosphere, and the density and distribution of particles throughout the interplanetary space.