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Exploring Saturn: The Cassini Mission

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Exploring Saturn: The Cassini Mission

Exploring Saturn: The Cassini Mission

Exploring Saturn: The Cassini Mission

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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.

Guests:

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