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Targets Overview: 2013 Edition

Bobak Ferdowsi

Former Cassini Science Planner

Welcome to the 12th edition of Cassini Scientist for a Day.
My name is Bobak, and I'm a member of the Mars Curiosity Operations Team.
It's good to be back on the Cassini Scientist for a Day contest.
The "Cassini Scientist for a Day" contest is your chance to tell us where you think the cameras on the Cassini spacecraft should be pointed during upcoming observations.

The Science Planning Team designed three possible observation opportunities.
Each of the three has scientific merit, and, in fact, Cassini will image all three.
Target number one is an image of Saturn's mysterious moon, Iapetus.
Target number two will aim the camera at Saturn's moon, Dione, and Target three will produce a full-color mosaic of Saturn and its rings.

My co-workers Davide from Italy, Paul from the United States, and Julie from Canada
will share their reasons for why you should pick their favorite target.

Your assignment is to learn as much as you can about these three targets, and choose your favorite to write about.
Your essays will be read by Cassini scientists and educators.
There will be a winner for each target in each grade category.
Thank you for your interest in the Cassini mission, and good luck with your essays.
We look forward to hearing from you!