Video: Carolyn Porco Discusses Her Life at Saturn

by Nancy Atkinson on April 21, 2014

Space historian Andrew Chaikin sat down with planetary scientist Carolyn Porco, and she discusses how her career has ended up focusing on the Saturn system. I love how Porco relates how even she has been “blown away” by some of the imagery sent back by the missions — just like the rest of us! — saying she’s had to call members of her team several times to verify she wasn’t looking at computer simulations vs. real images.

Planetary scientists Carolyn Porco. Via NASA/JPL.

Planetary scientists Carolyn Porco. Via NASA/JPL.

Enjoy this candid interview of one of the leading planetary scientists of our day.


Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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