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  • Cassini-Huygens Trivia

    1. How many science instruments are equipped on Cassini to use in its study of Saturn?
    4
    10
    12
    16

    2. In what year did Cassini-Huygens launch from Cape Canaveral, Fla.?
    1995
    1998
    2000
    1997

    Cassini

    3. Which planet did the Cassini spacecraft not fly by on its way to Saturn?
    Venus
    Mercury
    Jupiter
    Earth

    4. When did the Cassini spacecraft enter Saturn's orbit?
    December 2003
    June 2004
    October 2004
    January 2005

    5. Which is not one of Saturn's many moons?
    Rhea
    Titan
    Oz
    Iapetus

    6. Jean-Dominique Cassini, for whom the Cassini spacecraft is named, discovered all but one of the following Saturnian moons. Which did he not discover?
    Tethys
    Iapetus
    Titan
    Rhea

    7. Which moon's surface is the Huygens probe currently exploring?
    Tethys
    Iapetus
    Enceladus
    Titan

    8. Which moon strongly resembles a ying-yang, with a light side and dark side?
    Iapetus
    Rhea
    Dione
    Enceladus

    9. Which astronomer discovered Saturn's rings?
    Galileo
    Jean-Dominique Cassini
    Christiaan Huygens
    James E. Keeler

    Saturn

    10. Which space agency is not a main partner in the Cassini-Huygens mission?
    Chinese Space Agency (CSA)
    NASA
    European Space Agency (ESA)
    Italian Space Agency (ASI)

     
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