Saturn: October 2009

On Monday, Nov. 2, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will take its deepest dive yet through the plumes of Saturns moon Enceladus. The goal is to learn more about the composition and density of the plumes spewing from the moons south pole. This is the seventh targeted flyby of Enceladus, so we sometimes refer to it as E7. The video has no sound.

On Oct. 21, 2009, the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, Calif., hosted a lecture on the latest science from the Cassini mission to Saturn. The event was hosted by Griffith Curator, Laura Danly and the featured speakers were Cassini scientists, Kevin Baines (JPL), Linda Spilker (JPL), Tamas Gombosi (Univ. of Michigan), Amanda Hendrix (JPL), Jonathan Lunine (Univ. of Arizona).