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Target 2: Jupiter

Target 2: Jupiter

Cassini Scientist

Hi, my name is Estelle, and I am a Cassini scientist studying Saturn's rings.
Even though images of Saturn and its beautiful rings are always my favorite,
this time I think we should point Cassini's cameras at Jupiter.
This is a great opportunity for scientists who study planets in other solar systems, called “exoplanets.”
This observation will allow scientists to study Jupiter as if it was an exoplanet,
to see how exoplanets with an atmosphere appear from a billion miles away.
Observing Jupiter from far away has already been done in the past by Voyager 1 more than 25 years ago.
Cassini has more recent and much better instruments on board, so it will provide more accurate information.
Cassini has already observed many objects in our Solar System:
Earth, our Moon, Uranus, and even Pluto!
It's time to take an image of Jupiter!
I think target number 2 is the best choice!
Good luck!