this page honors Giovanni Domenico (Jean Dominique) Cassini (1625-1712)

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The image is a digital rendering of the rings of Saturn.

In 1675, Cassini proved that Saturn's rings are separated into two parts by a gap, which is now known as the Cassini Division. He also believed that Saturn's rings were composed of a vast number of small particles.

He also collaborated on many projects with Christiaan Huygens, another astronomer who made great contributions to our knowledge of Saturn and its moons and rings.

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The music is a scherzo for celesta, synthesized kalimbas, and percussion. Choose a format to play or download: MP3 | MIDI.