Talk & Discussion

super/collider: Spacecraft Cassini – A Spectacular End

22 Nov 2017

 / 7:00pm to 9:00pm
 / Free
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After two decades in space, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is nearing the end of its remarkable journey of the exploration of Saturn.

The spacecraft will be deliberately plunged into the planet to ensure Saturn’s moons will remain pristine for future exploration — in particular, the ice-covered, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus, but also Titan, with its intriguing pre-biotic chemistry.

Join us to hear Professor Michele Dougherty FRS, the Principal Investigator for the magnetometer instruments for the NASA Cassini spacecraft, discuss what new discoveries came from the journey and 'end of mission science'.

Michele was awarded the Hughes Medal in 2008 for her work that led to the discovery of an atmosphere around Saturn's moon, Enceladus, which opened up new possibilities in the search for extraterrestrial life. Michele was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 2012.

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Caption Proximal Dive, NASA