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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will sample an extraterrestrial ocean on Wednesday, Oct. 28, when it flies directly through a plume of icy spray coming from Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The agency held a news teleconference to discuss plans for and anticipated science results from the historic flyby.


The teleconference participants are:

— Curt Niebur, Cassini program scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington
— Earl Maize, Cassini project manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California
— Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist at JPL