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Topic - Voyager Exploration of the Outer Solar System

Saturn's rings (P23346) Voyager

Voyager Exploration of the Outer Solar System

presented by Dr. Ed Stone,
David Morrisroe Professor of Physics,
California Institute of Technology
and retired JPL Director

For the 2001 schedule and archived webcasts, please contact
Audio Visual Services at 818.354.6170.


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Thursday, September 5 The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA
Friday, September 6 The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA

Both lectures begin at 7 p.m.

Admission is free. Seating is limited.
For more information, call (818) 354-0112.

Launched in 1977, the twin Voyagers exploration of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune revealed distinctive worlds with many surprises. Jupiters moon Io has 100 times more volcanic activity than Earth, while nearby Europa is covered by a smooth icy crust. Organic liquids likely rain on the surface of Saturns giant moon Titan, while geysers erupt from the frozen nitrogen polar caps of Neptunes moon Triton. Small moons shepherd icy particles into narrow rings, and massive storms create unexpected weather patterns in the giant planets atmospheres.

The Voyagers revealed a new view of the solar system that set the stage for our return missions to Jupiter and Saturn Galileo and CassiniHuygens.

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