rings of Saturn


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rings of Saturn

[′riŋz əv ′säd·ərn]
(astronomy)
Circular rings that encircle the planet Saturn at its equator; there are four main regions to the ring system; theory and observations indicate that the rings are composed of separate particles which move independently in the four series of circular coplanar orbits.
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WOW FACTOR The rings of Saturn are easy to see with a telescope
Reference to Burton's work is necessary, too, as I attempt to maintain a focus on Sebald's Browne, for in The Rings of Saturn Sebald finds his comic subject matter largely in the miseries of scholars, a subject directly available in Burton and perhaps as instantiated in the historical figure of Browne-as-antiquarian.
SEBALD'S UNCLASSIFIABLE BOOK The Rings of Saturn (1995) begins with its aftermath.
In the case of Rings of Saturn or Austerlitz or Last Evenings on Earth, an entire history of violence courses behind mundane episodes of life.
Moons, asteroids, the rings of Saturn are all discussed, with articles discussing details about each.
The rings of Saturn lie in the equatorial plane of the planet, which means that at the March equinox on Saturn, the Sun rises for the northern side of the rings and sets for the southern side, whereas at the September equinox the Sun rises for the southern side of the rings and sets for the northern side.
Reliable brightness measurements carried out over several years should help astronomers determine which model is more suitable for the rings of Saturn.
Dutch physicist, astronomer and mathematician, who discovered the true shape of the rings of Saturn.
I-Witness, above, is the story of four people's obsession with German author WG Sebold's The Rings of Saturn.
It is as unknown to us as the rings of Saturn, the Asteroid Belt and the Oort Cloud were to a peasant of the Dark Ages.
In 1954 April the claim by Georges Fournier (1881-1954) and Emile Schaer (1862-1931) to have seen a ring exterior to the bright rings of Saturn during the 1907-1908 edgewise ring epoch was discussed in volume 64 of this Journal.
In the catalogue, he uses as a key text a strange travel book and memoir, originally written in German, The Rings of Saturn by WG Sebald, in which the author travels down the East Anglian coast, discoursing learnedly about various aspects of life, landscape and the occasional human being he encounters.