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Saturn & its Moons:
A Ring-Side View from Cassini-Huygens

Third Annual GSA Public Forum in Salt Lake City

Saturn and its Rings
image courtesy of NASA / JPL.

Mon., 17 Oct., Salt Palace Convention Center

Twenty-three years after the last robotic probe encountered Saturn, the Cassini-Huygens mission is returning unprecedented views of the gas giant, its rings, and its moons. Based on a Pardee Keynote Symposium from the GSA Planetary Geology Division (The Return to Saturn: Results from Cassini-Huygens), this forum will present, in laymans terms and spectacular pictures, the latest results and how scientists are interpreting new data from this international mission of science and exploration.

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Top mission scientists include:
  • Torrence Johnson, Chief Scientist for the Solar System Exploration Programs Directorate at Caltech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Topic: Cassini-Huygens Mission Overview
  • Rosaly Lopes, Principal Scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Lead Scientist for Geophysics and Planetary Geosciences, and Investigation Scientist for the Cassini Titan Radar Mapper
    Topic: Radar Imaging of Titan
  • Laurence Soderblom, Interdisciplinary Scientist for the NASA Cassini Orbiter Mission, Science Team Member on the ESA Huygens Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer investigation, and Research Geophysicist with the USGS in Flagstaff, AZ
    Topic: Titan from the perspective of Cassini VIMS and Huygens DISR
  • Carolyn Porco, Leader of the Cassini Imaging Science team and Director of the Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for Operations (CICLOPS), Space Science Institute, Boulder, CO
    Topic: Saturn's Rings and Atmosphere

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