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.