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David Seal

David Seal

David Seal is Cassini's Mission Planner at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and has been involved with the Cassini mission to Saturn since 1992. Dave developed JPL's Solar System Simulator and has also worked on the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. Outside of JPL, Dave enjoys acting in Caltech theater, disc golf, and the science of soap bubbles. Dave foolishly believes the universe is closed.

Latest Blog Posts

Canto IV: A Cog in the Wheel, a New Star in the Sky

June 06, 2009

David Seal talks about his experience working with Kevin Beurle.

The Steven J. Ostro Memorial Symposium on Planetary Radar and Near-Earth Objects

June 05, 2009

The Steven J. Ostro Memorial Symposium on Planetary Radar and Near-Earth Objects

Canto III: Hints of Equinox

June 04, 2009

Saturn is rapidly approaching equinox, where the Sun passes through the ring plane (south-to-north, i.e. the northern vernal equinox), and its ring system (i.e. its great now-gloomy poorly-lit circles of large blocks of water ice) is starting to show some really interesting behavior.

astronaut on Phobos
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