Today we are going to talk about an exceptional mission. Over 20 years ago, on October 15, 1997, the Cassini space probe was launched. Last week marked its 22nd anniversary. Its objective was to study the most magnificent planet in our solar system, Saturn, its rings and moons. Called the Cassini-Huygens Space Research Mission, in addition to NASA’s Cassini probe, it included the European Space Agency’s Huygens lander, which was to land on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, also the second largest moon in the solar system. Cassini was the fourth probe to visit Saturn (after Pioneer 11 and Voyagers 1 and 2) and the first to enter its orbit. This was one of the most ambitious efforts in space exploration ever mounted and was conducted jointly by three space agencies: NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.
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