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By Scott Dance | April 12, 2012
April and May are the best time of year for the northern hemisphere to see Saturn in the night sky , and Sunday night is the best night of all. That's because the ringed planet is at what astronomers call opposition, with Earth directly between it and the sun. That means the planet is at its brightest . Telescope users can get a particularly nice view of Saturn's rings. It will appear at nightfall in the eastern sky, and can be found by following the curve in the handle of the Big Dipper.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
The Full Flower Moon, the second after the vernal equinox, occurs Wednesday. The moment the moon is technically full, by astronomical standards, is 3:16 p.m. So by the time it rises at 8:15 p.m. in Baltimore, it will already be past full, though to the naked eye, it will still look full, of course. The full moon can help you spot Saturn this month, as the two move in tandem across the southern sky throughout the night. The ringed planet will appear just to the west of the moon.
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By Scott Dance | July 23, 2012
The waxing crescent moon can help sky-watchers find Saturn and Mars in the sky the next few nights . Look to the southwest soon after dark, and the two planets will be to the left of the moon . Tuesday, the moon will rise between the two planets, and Wednesday, they will both be to its right. You may be able to discern Saturn's golden color and Mars' reddish tint ; the star Spica will nearby shine bright blue-white, according to EarthSky.org.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Venus and Saturn will be dancing together on the western horizon this week at dusk, getting so close they will be visible together in the same field of view when looking through binoculars, according to EarthSky.org. The planets are visible at nightfall but not much later than that, setting at early evening. Both appear as bright stars, with Venus the brighter of the two by a factor of about 80, according to EarthSky. They will be within 3 1/2 degrees of each other Wednesday and Thursday, according to Sky & Telescope.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2013
A monthly astronomy lecture at Baltimore's Space Telescope Science Institute on Tuesday will delve into Saturn's active outermost ring, known as its F Ring. The institute's Bonnie Meinke will deliver a lecture titled, "Saturn's Intricate F Ring and the Small Moons that Perturb It. " Data from NASA's Cassini mission, which has been exploring Saturn since 2004, has shown the ring to be constantly changing. Scientists believe that may be because of what are known as "shepherd" moons that orbit within or around rings like Saturn's.
BUSINESS
December 30, 2009
General Motors Co. is offering deep discounts on its remaining Saturn and Pontiac vehicles as it looks to move the leftover inventory of the soon-to-be-dead brands, according to a published report. The automaker will pay dealers $7,000 for every new Saturn or Pontiac left on their lot if the vehicle is moved to dealer-operated rental or service fleets, according to The Wall Street Journal. This allows the dealers to sell the cars and trucks to consumers at a discount, although the vehicles would be labeled as used because the dealer would technically be the first owner.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Venus and Saturn will be dancing together on the western horizon this week at dusk, getting so close they will be visible together in the same field of view when looking through binoculars, according to EarthSky.org. The planets are visible at nightfall but not much later than that, setting at early evening. Both appear as bright stars, with Venus the brighter of the two by a factor of about 80, according to EarthSky. They will be within 3 1/2 degrees of each other Wednesday and Thursday, according to Sky & Telescope.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | August 27, 1992
LORDSTOWN, Ohio -- Saturn dealers and General Motors officials have their eyes on Lordstown, where a strike deadline looming today threatens to halt production of the GM showpiece."
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By David J. Morrow and David J. Morrow,Knight-Ridder News Service | January 19, 1992
General Motors shareholders should hope that Rick Hewitt becomes a trendsetter. The Union Lake sign painter recently bought a Saturn instead of another Honda."
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By Luther Young | November 21, 1990
A giant white spot hurtling around the equator of Saturn and recently photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope may be the result of a rare "burp" of gas from the ringed planet's interior into its frigid upper atmosphere, scientists said yesterday.The rapidly changing spot -- 6,000 miles wide, hundreds of miles thick and propelled by an eastbound jet stream at more than 1,000 miles per hour -- shows similarities to Jupiter's Great Red Spot, a massive, hurricane-type storm that has raged uninterrupted for at least 300 years.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2013
A passenger of a vehicle involved in a July 1 collision in Pasadena died on Sunday from injuries sustained in the accident, said Anne Arundel County Police in a prepared statement on Tuesday. Police spokesman Justin Mulcahy said that on July 1 at 5:35 p.m., officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle collision on Fort Smallwood Road near Hog Neck Road in Pasadena and found a 1996 Saturn and a 1999 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck blocking travel lanes. Mulcahy said that a preliminary investigation indicates that the driver of the Saturn, Kimberly Jo Blackwell, 43, of Pasadena was traveling west on Fort Smallwood Road when she made an abrupt left turn while attempting to make a U-turn.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2013
A monthly astronomy lecture at Baltimore's Space Telescope Science Institute on Tuesday will delve into Saturn's active outermost ring, known as its F Ring. The institute's Bonnie Meinke will deliver a lecture titled, "Saturn's Intricate F Ring and the Small Moons that Perturb It. " Data from NASA's Cassini mission, which has been exploring Saturn since 2004, has shown the ring to be constantly changing. Scientists believe that may be because of what are known as "shepherd" moons that orbit within or around rings like Saturn's.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2013
The Quadrantid meteors, less well known than other meteor showers but a decent show for the Northern Hemisphere, reached their narrow peak early Thursday morning. There is a chance more could be seen before dawn Friday. The shower actually peaked around 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and only lasts for a few hours, according to NASA. The shower is named for the former constellation from which it appears to radiate,  Quadrans Muralis. The constellation was not included in an  International Astronomical Union official list of constellations in 1922, as EarthSky.org explains.
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August 22, 2012
When I was a salesman who had to see accounts in person, I was allowed to claim expenses from my first stop to my last. Nobody could claim the mileage expenses of getting to work, or getting home. For 10 years, getting to work in Northern Virginia would have added $61 a day, $305 a week, or in total $15,250 a year, not counting the miles from doing my work. Had I been able to use the method City Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector employs, I would have been driving a Mercedes instead of a Saturn.
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By Scott Dance | July 23, 2012
The waxing crescent moon can help sky-watchers find Saturn and Mars in the sky the next few nights . Look to the southwest soon after dark, and the two planets will be to the left of the moon . Tuesday, the moon will rise between the two planets, and Wednesday, they will both be to its right. You may be able to discern Saturn's golden color and Mars' reddish tint ; the star Spica will nearby shine bright blue-white, according to EarthSky.org.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2012
The driver of a Saturn sedan who had stopped in an eastbound lane of the Baltimore Beltway early Saturday was killed when a Ford pickup truck slammed into the vehicle, according to Maryland State Police. David Wilt, 33, of Pasadena, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Authorities said the crash occurred in the Anne Arundel County section of the highway, near Md. Route 2 in Glen Burnie. The eastbound lanes of the four-lane highway were closed for about five hours, until about 7:45 a.m. The accident occurred about 2:45 a.m. State police said Wilt either stopped or parked in the high-speed lane.
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By Ken Parker and Ken Parker,Special to The Sun | January 13, 1991
Here, after eight years, comes Saturn, General Motors'answer to Japanese subcompact cars. Most Americans would prefer to buy American, but in this most economical category, Detroit's efforts so far have not come close to its foreign competition.Therefore, Saturn has to be good. Design and workmanship will have to prove themselves. Dealer service, too, is on the line. It will have to be sensitive and sympathetic to customers.Mechanical problems or poor service could turn Saturn into another Corvair, Vega, or Chevette, putting GM out of small car manufacturing for years, to say nothing of the $3 billion it cost the company to produce the Saturn.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | March 24, 1993
Outside, Saturn Corp.'s future appears as bright as th dogwoods that will soon blossom in the Tennessee spring. For the first time, Americans last month bought more Saturns than Honda Accords. The company is hiring 1,000 workers for a third crew to start in June. The president of Saturn, General Motors Corp.'s $3.5 billion small-car venture, predicts that the subsidiary will break even by the end of the year.But inside Saturn's complex in Spring Hill, Tenn., three dissident groups are trying to unseat Mike Bennett, president of the United Auto Workers union local.
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By Scott Dance | April 12, 2012
April and May are the best time of year for the northern hemisphere to see Saturn in the night sky , and Sunday night is the best night of all. That's because the ringed planet is at what astronomers call opposition, with Earth directly between it and the sun. That means the planet is at its brightest . Telescope users can get a particularly nice view of Saturn's rings. It will appear at nightfall in the eastern sky, and can be found by following the curve in the handle of the Big Dipper.
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December 19, 2010
In 1977, NASA flung a message in a bottle toward the stars. After a 10 billion-mile journey that traversed the paths of Jupiter and Saturn, the hardy little Voyager I spacecraft approached the edge of the solar system last week, poised to carry humanity's greetings to the universe beyond. During its 33-year flight, Voyager I and its sister ship, Voyager II, captured the imagination of millions of Earthlings with the first detailed pictures of Jupiter and Saturn, along with stunning images of their mysterious moons and intricate rings.
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