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Frontiers Lecture: Cassini, Explorer of the Outer Solar System

Part of Frontiers Lectures

Monday, May 13, 2019


The extraordinary Cassini spacecraft ended its 13-year mission in 2017 with a fiery plunge into Saturn. Its reach extended across our solar system's distant sixth planet and the objects in its orbit. Planetary scientist Jani Radebaugh discusses the storms and structures the Cassini mission revealed in Saturn's colorful atmosphere, the movement and order of its complex rings, and the surface of its moons.

Meet the Presenter

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Jani Radebaugh is an Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at Brigham Young University and is a planetary scientist who specializes in the shapes and origins of landscapes in the solar system. She obtained her PhD in planetary science from the world-renowned University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory and has been to Antarctica four times as a Meteorite Hunter. She studies features on Earth's surface to gain insight into similar landforms and processes on other planets.

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