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Tribute to André Brahic - Planet of the rings

Friday 09th October 2009 from 18h15 to 19h45
Salle 2 / Grand Amphithéâtre

Directed by
Richard Smith
Written by
Richard Smith
Produced by
Catalyst ABC TV

Documentary, Australia, 2005, 26 min

Saturn. Girdled by its mighty rings, this is the most instantly recognizable yet least understood of the planets. Now, after a seven-year journey through the solar system, the Cassini spacecraft has finally arrived for what should prove to be an unforgettable four year orbital mission: “For everybody just peering over our shoulders looking at the images, they’re going to see exploration at its finest” says Imaging team leader Dr Caroline Porco. Cassini is the most sophisticated planetary explorer ever built, bristling with scientific apparadtus and some of the sharpest cameras yet flown.


Debate with :

  • André Brahic, specialist of the Solar system by space probes, Professor Université Paris Diderot, astrophysicist CEA