Cassini's Infrared Saturn


Thanks! Share it with your friends!

You disliked this video. Thanks for the feedback!

Added by Danielle
NASA's Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn in 2004, beginning an epic thirteen-year tour of the ringed planet and its many moons. Cassini carried an impressive array of scientific instruments, including the Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) built at Goddard Space Flight Center. By studying the Saturn system in heat radiation, CIRS observed hot spots in a giant Saturn storm, discovered a new hydrocarbon in Titan's smoggy atmosphere, found unexpected surface heating on Mimas and Tethys, and even detected evidence of a liquid water ocean under the icy shell of Enceladus. This video explores Cassini CIRS' Greatest Hits, as told by instrument team members Michael Flasar, Conor Nixon, and Carrie Anderson.
Read more:
View Directors Cut:
Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Dan Gallagher
Music provided by Killer Tracks: "Particles and Waves," "Odyssey," "Solaris," "Expansive," "Horizon Ahead," "Ion Bridge," "Outer Space"
This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at:
If you liked this video, subscribe to the NASA Goddard YouTube channel:
Or subscribe to NASA’s Goddard Shorts HD Podcast:
Follow NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
· Facebook:
· Twitter
· Flickr
· Instagram
· Google+

Post your comment

Sign in or sign up to post comments.


Be the first to comment