Space Probe Named After Italian Astronomer Continues Mission with Saturn

Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech. Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Unmanned spacecraft Cassini-Huygens is continuing to record data from Saturn. There are two parts to the craft: the Cassini orbiter, named after Giovani Cassini, and a lander for Titan, named after seventeenth-century Dutch scientist Christiaan Huygens. The spacecraft was launched in 1997 and still continuing its mission today.


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