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Friday, June 4, 2004



Cassini's a Month Away

Cassini-Huygens Spacecraft.
Cassini-Huygens Spacecraft.
Credit: NASA/JPL
After 7 years of travel, the Cassini-Huygens Spacecraft set to visit Saturn is only 26 days away. Cassini represents the most scientifically capable craft ever flown, containing 12 instruments on Cassini and 6 on Huygen (a probe destined for Titian). It was build with $3 million dollars by the US and 17 European countries. In its four scheduled years around Saturn, it will make 76 orbits and 54 close encounters with Saturnís numerous moons. The craft-probe combo is going to make final preparations to be captured by Saturnís gravity in the next few days.

(More info: Universe Today)


- posted by Jim @ 19:42 EST