Seeing Saturn. (Astronomy).
"Seeing the picture makes our science-planning work suddenly seem more real," says Alfred S. McEwen of the University of Arizona in Tucson. Cassini is scheduled to begin orbiting Saturn on July 1, 2004. During a subsequent 4-year tour, the craft will study the composition of the planet itself, its rings, and its moons. On Jan. 14, 2005, Cassini is scheduled to release a probe that is scheduled to parachute through the thick atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, Titan. Astronomers suspect that Titan's surface contains lakes or oceans of methane, a possible building block of life.--R. C.
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|Title Annotation:||Cassini mission transmits images of Saturn|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Dec 7, 2002|
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