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March 9, 2005 - Cassini at Saturn by Constantine Thomas, Planetary Scientist, Institute of Ocean Sciences.

Saturn's atmosphere and its rings are shown here in a false color composite, featuring 'The Dragon Storm.'This talk summarised the exciting discoveries made by the NASA Cassini orbiter currently orbiting Saturn and the ESA Huygens Lander that landed on Titan in February. The speaker talked about Saturn, its rings and its satellites as revealed by new imagery. Hel also presented some of the latest images returned by Cassini from the recent Titan and Enceladus flybys in February.

Bio: I was born in London, England and have been interested in astronomy and the planets since I was four years old. I am a planetary scientist - I have a B.Sc in Exploration Geophysics from University College London and a Ph.D. in Planetary Science from Lancaster University in the north of England. I have been living in Canada since 2003 - I came over to work as a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Ocean Science near Sidney where I was modelling the internal structure of Callisto and Europa and the possible thickness of any oceans under their icy surface.

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