Date: Tue, Mar 29, 2011 | 06:30 - 06:45 GMT | 08:30 - 08:45 CEST
Type: ESA TV Exchange
Thirty years ago the Voyager spacecraft offered the first closeup views of Saturn. Launched in 1997 Cassini-Huygens, a joint NASA/ESA/ASI mission, arrived around Saturn in July 2004 and the Huygens Probe landed on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, in January 2005. The ESA probe was the first to land on a world in the outer Solar System. Since 2005 Cassini-Huygens mission has obtained infinitely more detailed and beautiful images of the ringed planet and its many moons. Data from Cassini and Huygens are offering clues about how life began on Earth.
This A & B-Roll presents a few of this mission's remarkable discoveries, and recall the descent of the European probe Huygens on Saturn's largest moon Titan. It includes interviews with David Southwood, ESA's Director of Science & Robotic Exploration, Jean-Pierre Lebreton, ESA Huygens Project Scientist, Atheana Coustenis and Michele Doherty, two of the mission's investigators. Interviews are in English and French.
More backgroud information can be found on: http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Cassini-Huygens/index.html
A WMV preview, the MPEG-2 files and the script are available below.
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