SoT 262: Cassini’s Grand Finale

May 10, 2017

Hosts: Ed Brown, Penny Dumsday, Lucas Randall

[00:00:47] NASA’s Cassini probe has been studying Saturn and it’s rings and moons for thirteen years and is now running out of fuel. And as it comes to the end of it’s life, it’s begun a series of risky orbits between the planet and its rings.

[00:11:03] A team of researchers mostly from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia have successfully created an artificial womb in which premature lambs can be brought to term.

[00:17:37] NASA and ESA have produced a joint proposal to explore Jupiter’s icy moon Europa.


This episode contains traces of NASA at Saturn: Cassini’s Grand Finale, a video by NASA explaining the Cassini mission and the end of its mission.