Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan

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Cassini flyby of Saturn moon offers insight into solar system history

Posted: October 6, 2008

Cassini flyby of Saturn moon offers insight into solar system history

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is scheduled to fly within 16 miles of Saturn's moon Enceladus on Oct. 9 and measure molecules in its space environment that could give insight into the history of the solar system. AOSS Chair Tamas Gombosi is the interdisciplinary scientist for magnetosphere and plasma science on the Cassini mission. His role is to coordinate studies that involve multiple plasma instruments on the spacecraft.

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