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Space Detectives: Probing Saturns Secrets

On 14 January Huygens space probe will plunge through the clouds of Saturn's mysterious moon Titan looking for clues about life's origins. What will it find? The Antenna science news team and the Huygens mission scientists lead an audience discussion on the latest developments of 2005's most exciting space investigation

Scientists think that conditions on Titan resemble those on early Earth, but no spacecraft has ever peered beneath its thick clouds. Huygens will have just two hours to gather data and send the information back to Earth. Will this mission to a moon far, far away give us clues about the origins of life on our planet?

Join the Science Museum’s Antenna news team and the Huygens mission scientists for the latest on 2005’s most exciting space investigation. The evening will reveal the inside story about the seven-year journey to Saturn, images from the ringed planet and its moons, and review the risks that Huygens will face as it plummets towards Titan’s surface.

Audience members will get a close-up look at models of Huygens and its mother ship Cassini, check out the instruments that will be probing the moon’s strange surface, and participate in Titan Touchdown interactive game to test their landing skills.
Speaking at the event are David Southwood, director of science, European Space Agency; Carl Murray, imaging scientist, Cassini spacecraft and Phil Rosenberg, project scientist, Huygens surface science package. The discussion will be led by Chris Riley, TV presenter and series producer of BBC1’s Space Odyssey.


David Southwood | talks
Carl Murray | talks
Phil Rosenberg | talks


Date and Time:

11 January 2005 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Dana Centre
165 Queen's Gate
+44 20 79 42 40 40
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