Exploring Saturn: The Cassini Mission

After a 2.2 billion-mile journey that took 7 years, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft entered the orbit of Saturn, and immediately began sending back data — the closest measurements ever taken of the ringed planet. We talk about the mission and what scientists hope to learn from it.


Jeff Cuzzi
Interdisciplinary Scientist for Rings and Dust, NASA Ames Research Center



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