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

David Seal talks about his experience working with Kevin Beurle.

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

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

Canto III: Hints of Equinox

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.

Canto II: Titan's Atmosphere and the Solar Cycle

David Seal explains the complications for Cassini coming from Titan's atmosphere and Solar Cycle.

Connections

David Seal muses on his time as the mission planner for Cassini, and the history behind its name, and astronomy in Rome.

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