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New 'Star Trek' movie beams up NASA expert

NASA's leader of its Cassini imaging team has left to become a consultant on the upcoming Star Trek movie.

Carolyn Porco, leader of the Imaging Science team on NASA'S Cassini mission at Saturn, will take a break from real science for Star Trek's world of science fiction. She brings experience from other movies, such as Contact with Jodie Foster to her new position as a consultant on planetary science and imagery for the next Star Trek movie. This gives Trekkies more reason to be excited since the film is a project of director and producer, J.J. Abrams. who's claim to fame is that he co-created, produced and directed the TV series Lost and Alias and directed Mission Impossible 3. Porco even has an asteroid named after her.

Read the full Space.com story: "New 'Star Trek' movie gets science advice"