“The Proximal Orbits” Boring! Can You Name Cassini’s Next Mission

“The Proximal Orbits” Boring! Can You Name Cassini’s Next Mission

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Cassini, the spacecraft providing us incredible images from Saturn has been there for almost 10 years. Now the next stage of its mission is about to start and it is a good one. From 2016, Cassini will fly high above the North pole, home to the amazing hexagonal storm. It will take samples from Enceladus’ water plumes and then pass between the planet and its innermost ring 22 times. NASA named this exciting mission “The Proximal Orbits” and they realise this is dull. If you can think of a better name get over to the link below and submit your name in time for the winner to be announced in May 2014.


Visit: 

http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/name


Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech 


Have a look at this video for inspiration



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