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Winners Target 3: Saturn -- 2010 U.S. Edition

Winners Target 3: Saturn -- 2010 U.S. Edition


Simona Kurdalieva


Grade 5 and 6

Simona Kurdalieva

Arbor View School
Glen Ellyn, Ill.


"Close your eyes and imagine this: the Sun is rising and its rays poke easily through the heavy clouds. You seem to smell the ammonia from them. You focus trying not to miss anything. You see the vicious storms and piercing winds, enough to knock you down! You grasp your chair tightly, wondering what else there is ahead because it has just started. A new day… on Saturn!"

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Coby Dolloff

Grade 7 and 8

Coby Dolloff

Branson Junior High School
Branson, Mo.


"Another reason why Cassini should focus on filming Saturn for a day is that it has not been done before. Doing so could reveal more about the planet’s life cycle, climate, and weather. The winds on Saturn are so wild that they stripe the surface with bands of clouds! "

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Grade 9 to 12

Benjamin Palmer

Homeschool
Queensbury, N.Y.


"Despite an in-depth understanding of these outer rotation regions, the rotational period of Saturn’s innermost sector remains evanescent. Have radio emissions really played a role in shaping the planet’s rotation time? Or is the inner zone’s rotation evidence of some other mechanism at work? Perhaps a chemical process in Saturn’s core is the cause? Hypothetically, a physical interaction between Saturn and one or more of its moons could affect the inner rotation time as well. Photographic data from the Cassini orbiter could shed light on these scientific speculations."

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Benjamin Palmer