Meet Prof. Mahesh Anand – ESSC Space Science & Exploration Panel Chair and Professor of Planetary Science and Exploration at The Open University, UK.
Seventeen years ago today, on January 14, 2005, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft carrying the European Huygens probe descended to Titan’s surface. Cassini-Huygens went on a seven-year journey to the astounding worlds of Saturn and its family of icy moons. But how did the Cassini-Huygens mission come to life? In this blog post, we introduce you to some historical aspects of the mission.
After more than twenty years in the making, the James Webb Space Telescope is finally prepared for launch. Named after a NASA director during the Apollo era in the 1960s, the telescope will add to our knowledge of the early Universe, tell us more about how galaxies form and evolve, and look for signs of life outside our Solar System.