October 28, 2015

PLUME DIVE!



One of the Brickmuppet's Crack Team of Science Babes reacts to the news that Cassini has survived its plume dive.

Allow us to explain...

Saturn's moon Enceladus is known to have a global, ice-covered ocean. It also has massive geysers in its southern hemisphere that spew the contents of its ocean far above its surface. 




Well, in order to find out exactly what is in its ocean NASA has turned to its only probe in the Saturnian system (Cassini). Since Cassin'is only deployable sub-probe was sent down to Titan, and since scientists have learned about all they can by spectroscopy and other remote methods, they've decided to go for broke and fly the probe on a low pass right through the plume. 

Pictures and other data should be coming in within 48 hours!

In the meantime here is the closest picture ever taken of Enceladus's northern hemisphere which was taken last week...



 Stay Tuned!

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 11:15 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 I don't think there's much scienc-y about Chihaya. She can't even operate an iPod.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Thu Oct 29 09:20:25 2015 (NwaCa)

2 Well, she's enthusiastic and that counts for a lot!

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Thu Oct 29 10:11:53 2015 (5oCPR)

3 She can't even operate an iPod.

To be fair, the only iPod I've ever touched broke the instant I loaded music onto it.

Posted by: Wonderduck at Thu Oct 29 13:30:02 2015 (a12rG)

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