Discoveries from the Cassini mission at Saturn and it’s moons
Professor Michele Dougherty, Imperial College, UK
19:00 on 22 April 2020, Institute of Physics, London, 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 this has for potential habitability.