Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Cassini continues

NASA is extending Cassini's mission around Saturn:
Cassini's mission originally had been scheduled to end in July 2008. The newly-announced two-year extension will include 60 additional orbits of Saturn and more flybys of its exotic moons. These will include 26 flybys of Titan, seven of Enceladus, and one each of Dione, Rhea and Helene. The extension also includes studies of Saturn's rings, its complex magnetosphere, and the planet itself.
Among other things, that will mean some more chances to taste organic brew.

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