Alkina: Saturn is one of the most magnificient planets in our Solar Sytem.
Alkina: Saturn’s rings are composed mostly of water ice. The Saturn Conservation Act of 2203 prevents any mining there. Most of the rings are made up of small dust sized particles.
Alkina: Others are the size of small vehicles.
Alkina: The moons are also rich in ice and we use Titan and Iapetus as refueling bases.
Epo: Flyby of North Polar Hex commencing.
Alkina: There you can see a hexagonal pattern in the Hydrogen and Helium clouds at the north pole of the gas giant.
Alkina: It’s a strange pattern that the Cassini-Huygens mission documented.
Ambassador: Are there any colonies on the gas giant?
Alkina: No. There are some robotic science stations.
Alkina: The 1,800 km/h winds in the atmosphere make cloud colonies impossible.
Ambassador: Too bad.
In human speak please!
Cassini-Huygens is a joint exploration mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA, which launched the Cassini spacecraft in 1997. It took Cassini almost seven years to reach Saturn and in 2005 it successfully landed the Huygens probe on Titan. The mission continues to produce amazing images and data of Saturn and its system.
Is that all?
Cassini-Huygens – European Space Agency’s ESA’s Cassini-Huygens page.
Cassini @ JPL – The Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Cassini page.