Astrophysicists and Cassini team members available to speak on flyby of Saturn moon

Two Cassini team members and astrophysicists at Cornell University are available for interviews following the historic flight of the Cassini spacecraft by Enceladus – one of Saturn’s moons – on Wednesday in an effort to detect clues of life on the planet.

The spacecraft will try to sample vapor and frozen particle from Enceladus’ icy atmosphere. The dive will be the deepest one yet through the continuous plumes, making the enterprise a bit riskier than usual.

 

Jonathan Lunine, the David C. Duncan Professor in the Physical Sciences, is also the Director of Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science.

Bio: http://astro.cornell.edu/members/jonathan-lunine.html

 

Paul Helfenstein is senior research associate at the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science.

Bio: http://astro.cornell.edu/members/paul-helfenstein.html

 

For interviews contact:
Rebecca Valli
O: (607) 255 – 7701
M: (607) 793 – 1025

 

Cornell University has television, ISDN and dedicated Skype/Google+ Hangout studios available for media interviews.

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