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SS Division Heads up for Centerwide Talk

The Saturn system after Cassini-Huygens  —

By: Jeff Cuzzi, Planetary Systems Branch —

ABSTRACT: The Cassini orbiter has just ended its spectacularly successful 13 year orbital tour of Saturn, a mission that began with the eye-opening descent of ESA’s Huygens probe (first studied at Ames) into the previously impenetrable atmosphere of the planet-sized moon Titan. In this talk we will review what Cassini and Huygens have revealed about Saturn, its dynamically evolving icy rings and moons, and the fascinating “ocean worlds” Titan and Enceladus which are likely targets for future NASA missions.

Point of contact: Mojgan.momenihassan-harati@nasa.gov

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