Q. Consider the following statements regarding Cassini-Huygens mission:
1. It is a joint collaboration between NASA, JAXA and ROSCOSMOS.
2. It was the first mission to orbit Saturn.
3. Huygens prob was the first human-made object to land on a world in the distant outer solar system.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: B
Notes:
  • Statement 1 is incorrect: The Cassini-Huygens mission is a collaboration between NASA, ESA (European Space Agency), and the Italian Space Agency. 
  • Statement 2 & 3 are correct: Cassini-Huygens was a mission of firsts. First to orbit Saturn. First landing in the outer solar system. Also, first to sample an extraterrestrial ocean. the European Huygens probe—the first human-made object to land on a world in the distant outer solar system. 

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