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The Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and Titan

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17:00 – 19:00 23 Feb 2010
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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Sheffield
Sheffield S3 7RH

Speakers: Dr Caitriona Jackman

The speaker will provide an overview of the hugely successful Cassini-Huygens mission, launched in 1997 and currently in orbit around the planet Saturn. She will show some of the scientific highlights from our tour of Saturn, its moons and rings, along with hints of what is to come from future orbits over the next few years.
Scientists at Imperial College work with data from Cassini’s magnetometer, which measures the magnetic field of Saturn. The speaker will show how these data have been used to discover plumes of water-group ions coming from one of Saturn’s moons, together with what has been learned about the dynamic aurora on Saturn – like the Earth’s northern lights.

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Sheffield division of Yorkshire Branch
Contact details: Richard de Grijs
R.DeGrijs@sheffield.ac.uk

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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Sheffield
Sheffield S3 7RH
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