Goodbye, Cassini - Astronomy Magazine

The Cassini spacecraft is ending its mission of more than a decade tomorrow morning, September 15. For many, it's like losing a friend — but the data this landmark mission has collected will live on. www.nasa.gov. After 13 years and hundreds of orbits ...

What Are Saturn's Rings? - Live Science

To create this panoramic view of Saturn and its rings, scientists combined 165 images taken by the Cassini wide-angle camera over nearly three hours on Sept. 15, 2006. Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute. Saturn's rings are one of the most ...

For more than a decade, Cassini's Saturn photos turned scientific research into contemporary art - Quartz

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is expected to descend, in a dramatic fashion, into Saturn's atmosphere on Friday (Sept 15). It has been orbiting the ringed planet for more than a decade. Cassini did quite a bit of work during its cosmic tenure, including ...

Cassini spacecraft bids farewell after 13 years exploring Saturn - Imperial College London

Cassini heads into Saturn's atmosphere, burning up after a hugely successful mission examining Saturn's rings, moons, atmosphere and interior. The spacecraft, which was launched in 1997, has spent the last 13 years orbiting Saturn and its environment.

13-Year Saturn Mission, Cassini, Ends This Week - Daily Beast

Cassini, NASA's 13-year mission to explore Saturn, will end Friday when the spacecraft purposefully dives into the planet's atmosphere and destroys itself. But first, Cassini will send back new data about the planet's composition. “You can think of ...

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is on final approach for fatal rendezvous with Saturn - The Keene Sentinel

LOS ANGELES — The course has been set. The end is in sight. There's no turning back now. After 13 years of making dazzling discoveries in the Saturn system, Cassini's time is just about up. In the early hours of Friday morning, the NASA spacecraft ...

Habitable Titan? Cassini, Huygens Revealed Wonders of Saturn's Biggest Moon - Space.com

This image from the radar instrument aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the large hydrocarbon sea Ligeia Mare on Saturn's biggest moon, Titan. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASI/Cornell. On Friday (Sept. 15), NASA's Cassini mission will come to a ...