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Saturn: Jewel of the Heavens

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Approximate Running Time: 36 minutes
Produced by: Clark Planetarium
Release Date: February 2007
Once a planet of great mystery, now we know more than ever before about its amazing system of rings, moons, and storms thanks to modern robotic space pioneers. While “Saturn” incorporates the bes t imagery from the Cassini-Huygens missions, it is not a slide show. For example, we’ve taken the photomaps of the moons and wrapped them onto 3-dimensional spheres complete with surface sculpting a nd height maps so the craters, canyons and mountains will show true surface relief! In this modern 36-minute production, audiences can experience an immersive exploration of one of the most amazing an d dynamic planetary collections of our solar system. From its bizarre moons with mysterious features, to the millions of icy particles that compose the enigmatic rings, this is the three-dimensional tour of the Saturnian system that goes beyond the CG experience – It’s like flying piggyback on the Cassini spacecraft!