The Satellite

The name Cassini first stuck in our imagination because of the Cassini satellite that is on a mission to explore Saturn and its moons and help us learn more about the second largest planet in our system. This satellite is sending back so much fascinating information, especially about Saturn and Enceladus that we were intrigued. What was the origin of ‘Cassini’ ?

For more information on the Cassini mission try this Nasa site

or for background this Wikipedia page

The Man

It turns out Giovanni Cassini was an all round engineer and mathematician, and a giant of scientific and particularly astronomical history. Highlights of his life include figuring out the rings on Saturn, defining a branch of mathematics known as Cassini Curves, and creating a true topographic map of France. Indeed our logo is inspired by a Cassini Curve.

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