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The von Kármán Lecture Series: 2014

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Not QP, but this event looks great, so wanted to share.

Revealing Saturn: Cassini's Tenth Year
July 17 & 18

Cassini’s findings have revolutionized our understanding of Saturn, its complex rings, the amazing assortment of moons and the planet’s dynamic magnetic environment. The robotic spacecraft arrived in 2004 after a 7-year flight from Earth, dropped a parachuted probe to study the atmosphere and surface of Saturn’s big moon Titan, and commenced making astonishing discoveries that continue today. Icy jets shoot from the tiny moon Enceladus; Titan’s hydrocarbon lakes and seas are dominated by liquid ethane and methane, and complex pre-biotic chemicals form in the atmosphere and rain to the surface. Cassini’s findings at Saturn have also fundamentally altered many of our concepts of how planets form around stars. Spilker will present highlights from 10 years of Cassini’s ambitious inquiry at Saturn.


Dr. Linda Spilker, Cassini Project Scientist


Thursday, July 17, 2014, 7pm
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The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA
› Directions Friday, July 18, 2014, 7pm
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The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

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  • jason

    Second time I had to cancel on this series...just too challenging to get to Pasadena at this time of day for me. Sorry guys, wish I could have made it. Hope to see you at a future one

    July 18, 2014

  • Bill S.

    I suppose at this point in humanity's deep-space exploration efforts our primary interest lies not in the details of planetary atmospheres or ring structures but the possibility of off-Earth life, however elementary.

    July 13, 2014

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