Discoveries from the Cassini mission at Saturn and its moons
Public lecture by Michele Dougherty
Date and time: 7 April 2021, 19:00
Venue: Theatre 1+2, Institute of Physics, 37 Caledonian Rd, London N1 9BU, UK
In September 2017, the NASA/ESA Cassini-Huygens spacecraft mission ended its 20 years in space by burning up in Saturn’s atmosphere. The end of mission orbits were designed to better understand the interior of Saturn and its magnetic field. These end-of-mission results will be described as well as some of the other surprising discoveries made during the orbital tour at Saturn, including water vapour plumes at the small moon Enceladus and implications that this has for potential habitability.