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Monday, October 15, 2007

Cassini-Huygens: 10 Years and Going Strong

Ten years ago today, NASA and the European Space Agency launched the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida. It was the beginning of a 15-year mission to explore Saturn and its moons.

Seven years later in 2004, Cassini entered Saturn's orbit and began delivering stunning images of the planet and its moons.

In December 2004, Cassini jettisoned the Huygens probe, which arrived at Saturn's largest moon, Titan, 22 days later. After orbiting Titan, Huygens landed in January 2005, sending scientists the most-detailed images of Titan's surface.

Ever since, the probe has continued to deliver breathtaking images such as these.



ten years ago today? Don't you mean 20 years ago?

Robert Gale

Should have been 2004 and not 1994. It was launched 10 years ago.


Ah ok, thanks for the info.

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