Lighting Up the Sky

December 17, 2004

The Cassini spacecraft and Huygens probe begin their seven-year journey to the r
inged planet. The
successful launch of Cassini aboard a Titan IVB/Centaur occured at 4:43 a.m. EDT
, Oct. 15, 1997.

This image was captured from a video of the launch. The video is available for viewing in
QuickTime or
MPEG format.