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International Edition Winners 2011: Romania, Target 3, Grade 7-8

International Edition Winners 2011: Romania, Target 3, Grade 7-8

Ginga Teodora,  Manole Ioana, Anghel Stefania, Acostachioaie Ana Maria
Ana Maria Acostachioaie
Stefania Anghel
Teodora Ginga
Ioana Manole

7th Grade
"Mihai Eminescu" National College
Iasi, Romania

Teacher: Anton Cristina

"Saturn. Mistic Word, blurred image, Secret language that can be deciphered only by a skilled master... Hope that someday I could capture miracles after a single star curtain. Thousands of ideas, perceptions, the illustrations of a show that can not attend, I mix in mind. But life did not end at the boundaries of Earth's atmosphere. My imagination flies to a world still unfathomable human mentality...

Saturn, the second largest planet, located between Jupiter and Uranus is one of the most beautiful sights in the Solar System.

In the Italian mythology, Saturn is the god of agriculture. Also it is called Cronos, in the Greek mythology, who was the son of Uranus and Gaia and the father of Zeus. According to myth, after a time reigned supreme deity, Saturn was dethroned by Jupiter and housed in Latium, where he taught the people agriculture and established a "golden age" of peace and abundance. In the sky it appeares as a yellow star, bright and seen through the telescope – a golden sphere crossed by a series of coloured bands. When the sky is dark Saturn is visible to the naked eye. It's easy to identify it because it doesn't shine like the other planets. These things have helped Galileo to observe the planet Saturn in 1610, with a telescope. He noted what he saw but did not know how to explain the observations.

The internal structure of the planet consists of a core of rock and ice, surrounded by a thick layer of metallic hydrogen and a gaseous outer.

If we'll go on Saturn we'll be kicked by storms [Like hurrincanes are always present] lighting and rain.The frequency with which they show is the same as it's shown on the Earth and even the fraction of the planet covered by them is similar to that on our planet. But unlike those on Earth, they are very high. The most important feature of Saturn is a concentric sistem of rings, consists of many small bodies and dust, which rotate around the planet, almost in the same plane. The origin of these rings is still unknown. But it's believed that they were formed from larger sattelites that were shattered by a comet or a meteor impact.

Finally, we managed to decipher the mysteries of this enigmatic planet, learning so that everything is possible and nothing is limited to the simple question "Does ..?" We managed to look after a simple illustration and a banal information ... In the photographs taken by Cassini ship we believe that Saturn will appear showing his roundness and accuracz and also the planet-ring distance. As very little light makes its way through the rings,they appear somewhat dark compared with the reflective surface of Saturn."