Dept of Chemistry and Biochemestry Colloquium - Dr. Hunter Waite

DateApril 5, 2013Time3:30 - 4:30 pm
LocationBaylor Sciences Building, Room C-105
(Refreshments 3:00-3:25 p.m.)

Dr. Hunter Waite
Institute Scientist
Space Science & Engineering Division
Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio

The Cassini-Huygens Mission: Enceladus and Titan

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a joint NASA, ESA, and ASI mission to the Saturn system launched in 1997 and arriving at Saturn in 2004. The mission will continue through 2017. It is providing an incredible new understanding of the ringed planet. In this talk I will review some recent highlights of the mission with emphasis on the haze-enshrouded moon Titan and the small moon Enceladus whose cryo-geysers spew water and ice into the Saturn system forming and maintaining the outer E ring.

For additional information contact Mrs. Barbara Rauls, 710-4926

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