The new episode of The Universe for this Tuesday is “Saturn: Lord of the Rings.” Here’s a preview…
Are the rings of Saturn a real celestial phenomenon or merely a cosmic Illusion? Technology allows the experts to get closer to the furthest planet visible to the naked eye. Old questions are answered and new ones arise. Does Saturn hold the key to Earth’s weather and will one of its moons supply us with all the oil we’ll ever need? Cutting-edge computer graphics are used to show what life would be like on other planets and to imagine what kinds of life forms might evolve in alien atmospheres.
So please make the effort to watch. Just check your listings for when it’s playing, and if you can’t watch it then, use the magic of TiVo, DVR, etc. Heck, even a VCR if you still have one. These shows are worth it.
And as a side note, Saturn is slipping towards the sun from our vantage point, and will shortly be lost in the solar glare. But have no fear, Saturn will be a morning object in a short time.