The Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn is a multinational cooperation between three space agencies and 17 nations, with a total cost of over $3 billion. Launched in 1997, its goal was to orbit Saturn and its moons, and probe the atmosphere of Titan and land on its surface. The spacecraft has provided startling discoveries about Saturn, our solar system, and planet Earth, with more surprises doubtless to come. On today's Underreported
, Leonard will speak with two of the mission's teams members about their discoveries: Dr. Carolyn Porco
, the leader of the imaging team and Director of the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations
, and Dr. Torrence V. Johnson
, Chief Scientist for the Solar System Exploration Programs Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
To learn more about the mission, visit the Cassini-Huygens homepage
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