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International Edition Winners 2010: Venezuela, grade 7th and 8th

International Edition Winners 2010: Venezuela, grade 7th and 8th

Luis Garcis Teran, Maria Jose Garcia, Melissa Romero, Jesus Romero and  Joseangel Reyes
From left: Jose Angel Reyes, Melissa Romero, Jesus Romero, Maria Jose Garcia and Luis Garcia Teran
Team Name: Cassini Designers

Luis Garcia Teran (Los Robles Liceo)
Maria Jose Garcia (Altamira School)
Melissa Romero (Mater Salvatoris School)
Jesus Romero (N S de Fatima)
Joseangel Reyes (Elisa Faria School)

7th and 8th Grade

Teacher Advisor: Ing. Lissette Teran

Maracaibo, State of Zulia (Venezuela)

"The 15th century astronomer Giovanni Cassini never imagined when viewing the sky in 1672 the gas giant Saturn surrounded by his royal court represented by their moons, would lead a mysterious trip that would open a wealth of information to humanity about the complex phenomena surrounding the formation of planets and their moons. Was not whether to Voyager I and Voyager II in 1980 and 1981, which gave its first steps toward finding new ways to look at Saturn. But the probe would remember this famous astronomer,Cassini-Huygens, would show path to the dream, to uncover the doubt studying deeply Saturn's moons. And there waiting for us, is Rhea, onto its route for almost four and a half days around Saturn,seen as the second largest satellite of Saturn. displays his bright face full of craters in the equatorial and polar region, its homogeneous mixture of ice and rock in observational studies causes the sensation of seeing a big ball of dirty snow.

Rhea has revealed,the wonderful picture of rings similar to their planet consort, hidden in magnetosphere Saturn's provides, reveals the absence of electrons around its rings. Allowing Cassini's navigator something extraordinary happened long ago, perhaps a comet collision that generated a host of gas and dust that slowly, over the years, transformed into tiny particles of dust, or maybe, the meteor that gave rise to 375 Km crater Tirawa probably brought with it, a considerable change in the satellite and caused the dust ring around it. That'd be interesting for us as Cassini's navigators, making forensic space and discover how events that occurred billions of years ago affect the environment of Rhea, which is a fascinating fact that Rhea seems coated with a protective shield of rain of electrons to Cassini. As if it expected that his act, give way to new generations of browsers, not only to find answers to these phenomena, but to advance understanding of our universe as a dynamic living environment that could release energy..but,alas,why not use the reverse side of Cassinis spacecraft and also study some parts of Saturn? Like shooting 2 ducks with one shot?because... Cassini-Huygens is the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn and the fourth space object that visit.the most complex and largest ship ever built, its structure in a cylinder and a decagon, measuring more than 6.8 meters in length and over 4 meters in diameter. The signals sent from the earth takes between 68 minutes to reach its destination. This ship has a radar, a CCD camera, a spectrometer for visible light and infrared, a composite infrared spectrometer, a cosmic dust analyzer, an experiment of radio and plasma waves, plasma spectrometer, an ultraviolet spectrometer, an analyzer magnetosphere imager, magnetometer, mass spectrometer, all these implements are controlled from the ground through antennae, investigate planet Saturn and its moon Titan. This will also be able to determine the atmosphere of Saturn, density, mass among , cosmic dust determines the size, speed and direction of dust particles around Saturn!"