Saturn’s position pinpointed with great accuracy

Written by | January 9, 2015 | 0

Scientists used the National Science Foundation’s Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio-telescope system to pinpoint the position of Cassini as it orbited Saturn over the past decade by receiving the signal from the spacecraft’s radio transmitter.

The combined observations allowed the scientists to make the most accurate determinations yet of the position of the centre of mass, or barycenter, of Saturn and its numerous moons.

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