Two years ago today, our Cassini spacecraft entered the atmosphere of Saturn, becoming part of the planet it had explored for 13 years, as seen in this animation.
This was not the end of the story.
The science has continued. Here are just some of the discoveries that scientists have made with Cassini data in the past couple of years: ▪️The spacecraft provided intricate detail on the workings of the planet’s complex rings.
▪️Saturn once was ring-less. In fact, the ring system likely formed much later than the planet itself, according to an analysis of gravity science data from Cassini.
▪️Research that emerged from Cassini’s final orbits overturned several ideas about the Saturn system — especially when it comes to the never-before-explored region between the planet and its rings.
Science derived from Cassini data will continue for years.
Meanwhile, many of Cassini's team members are now focusing their talents on other expeditions to the outer solar system, including our @NASAJuno mission at Jupiter, the upcoming Europa Clipper mission to that moon of Jupiter and the recently-announced Dragonfly mission to Saturn’s moon Titan.
Others keep up the watch on the Ringed Planet from closer to home, including the @NASAHubble team, which just released the second image, a bright reminder of all the beauty that Cassini revealed…and all that yet remains to be seen.
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#recipeoftheweek. Lamb Casserole.
A simple rustic Irish dish which provides the perfect nutrients and taste heading into the winter months.
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September 2019 Person of Influence
Mónica H. Pérez-Temprano (-Present)
Mónica H. Pérez-Temprano is a research group leader at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ). After earning her PhD from the University of Valladolid in Spain, she conducted post-doctoral research at the University of Michigan in Prof. Melanie Sanford's group. Throughout her training, her work has focused on investigating reactions catalyzed by palladium, with particular emphasis on elucidating mechanisms. Her own research group continues to study how metal-catalyzed reactions work, but is distinguished by probing the mechanisms while developing reactions. By unraveling intricate properties that enable reactivity, they can search for ways to stabilize reaction intermediates that may guide rational design of molecules.
Pérez-Temprano is involved in outreach in Spain, which involves giving talks in school and institutes about chemistry as well as speaking about the role of women in science. She was featured in C&EN's Talented Twelve Class of 2018 (her talk is linked below). During her interview, she shared about her experience as someone who felt different from her peers growing up, and has "learned that mentoring and being visible changes other people's lives." Talented Twelve talk: https://cen.acs.org/synthesis/catalysis/Monica-Perez-Temprano/96/i33
#WICTO #PersonofInfluence #WomeninChemistry #WomeninSTEM #WeLoveMechanisms #science #chemistry
In 1931, a graduate student named Willis G. Hewatt came to Monterey to study the arrangement of #animals in the the rocky granite #tidepools behind what is now Hopkins Marine Station in Pacific Grove. For roughly three years he counted and categorized all the tidepool inhabitants living along a transect. But nobody understood the significance of his work at the time. 🌊🐚🔍 60 years later, after an offhand comment about the changing color of seaweed in the Monterey tidepools, Chuck Baxter, Jim Barry, Raphael Sagarin, and Sarah Gilman began re-surveying the site. The researchers published a ground-breaking article in ‘Science’ in 1995 showing increased abundance of warm-water #species and a decrease in cold-water species at the site. They didn’t know it at the time, but that study changed our understanding of human influence on the #ocean. “For centuries, western scientists and writers had described the ocean as so vast as to be beyond the human ability to disturb,” writes Eric simons and Tessa Hill. “Barry, Baxter, Gilman, and Sagarin arrived with evidence at a turning point in the scientific relationship to the ocean.” #climatechange #oceans #baynature .
(📸: McNair Evans) #marinebiology #science #research #climate #sea #coast #california #tidepool