A Nuclear-Powered Space Mission | Mission Saturn

NARRATOR: Way out into space, the sun’s energy-giving rays grow weaker. Solar panels would be little use to Cassini passing distant planets. It needs a far longer lasting source of power. The radioactive power of plutonium-238 In Idaho Falls, behind high level security, the United States Department of Energy harnesses this prized source. The Cassini […]

Saturn’s Mysterious Moons (V1)

Some 900 million miles from the Sun… in the outer regions of our Solar System… orbiting the planet Saturn…. …lies a mysterious world. Enceladus is enveloped in ice. Because nearly all of the sunlight that manages to hit its surface is reflected back into space, it’s one of the brightest objects in the solar system. […]