- On March 12 the Cassini spacecraft will approach Enceladus to within 50 km and pass through a plume (as this video nicely explains). NASA has started an official blog to get all the details about this unique event out in near-real time!
- Also on March 12 - actually within the same hour that Cassini gets closest to Enceladus! - he Moon will come close to the Plejades star cluster and may occult some of its stars: This video shows the situation from Berlin, Germany.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Coming attractions: Cassini to graze Enceladus, Moon to graze Plejades
This 75th posting since "Cosmos 4 U" was launched is mainly dealing with the - immediate - future: