Cassini Begins To Transmit Science ‘Treats’ Home

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Amanda HendrixAmanda Hendrix
Cassini scientist on the Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph (bio)

Just in time for Halloween, Cassini does not disappoint and successfully begins to transmit a bag of “science” goodies home. And just like when I was a kid looking through my bag of candy after a long night of trick or treating . . . tonight will be the same as scientists around the country begin to pour over their treats, or in this case data captured on this, our last flyby this year of Saturn’s icy moon, Enceladus.  The excitement and joy is relived all over again each time we fly by.  What treats and treasures await?  I can’t wait to find out!

 

The downlink will run through the evening.  Raw images may pop up on the Web site early tomorrow: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/images/raw/index.cfm Just click on the latest images icon . . . or you might select Enceladus from the drop down menu.

–Amanda

5 thoughts on “Cassini Begins To Transmit Science ‘Treats’ Home

  1. guest Post author

    Bravo from Spann and congratulations to NASA!. Another milestone for Cassini. Can’t wait to see those breathtaking images and results.

  2. guest Edy Bevk Post author

    Hi deear Amanda,
    I READ THIS MORNING ( 1 NOV. 11 HOURS HERE IN hOLLAND) YOUR 30 OCT. ACOOUNT. HAD TO GO SHOPPING WITH MY WIFE, AS SHE TOLD ME, COMING BACK FIND THE SITE CHANGED IN THE DAY AND THE TIME (GUT).
    Marvellous work in this marvellous world. To understand all your data I had to go to my own site about the Cassini-Huygens project I made 4 years ago. And so your enthusiastic words from yesterday brought me back to the Cassini on its way to Enceladus. Was long time away, because of so many other wonders we have to watch to work and think about. We had the Invention of Telescope Celebrations 400 years ago here in Holland and so on.
    Thanks and go on having succes and pleasure in work.
    Also enjoyed the account of the driver of the spacething in the next site, tell him.
    greetings,
    edy

  3. Bill Post author

    Congratulations on yet another successful flyby–and thanks especially for generously sharing your treats with all of us.

  4. Murdo Messer Post author

    How exciting these flybys and the mission as a whole must be for the Cassini team. I greatly appreciate that the information gathered is so readily shared and well explained. It makes me feel a part of the exploration of our world, solar system and beyond. I think these blogs are a wonderful way connect us to the people behind the science and data. They allow us to share their wonder, curiousity and surprise that the universe offers up daily to those who look.

    Have the Cassini instruments yielded more information on the geysers on Enceladus, what elements or compounds are in them besides water. It is an interesting moon,are there future missions planned to pay it an up close visit as the Huygens probe did with Titan?

    Thank you!
    Cheers
    Murdo

  5. guest Post author

    thank you for posting the fabulous details for all the world,anyone interested to view. I am but a speck of dust at the foot of the launch pad but when I have the time to marvel, it is like I carry the human race to space on my back. thank you for sharing with those that wish also.
    lloyd

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