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Saturn's strangest sights, as captured by a doomed spacecraft - Minnesota Public Radio News;

Saturn's strangest sights, as captured by a doomed spacecraft - Minnesota Public Radio News

Minnesota Public Radio NewsSaturn's strangest sights, as captured by a doomed spacecraftMinnesota Public Radio NewsThe Cassini spacecraft is a victim of its own success. It astonished scientists by finding conditions potentially suitable for life beneath the surface of one of Saturn's icy moons, Enceladus. When Cassini runs out of fuel it could accidentally crash ...and more »

As Cassini Takes Its Final Plunge, What Will We Learn? - Sky & Telescope;

As Cassini Takes Its Final Plunge, What Will We Learn? - Sky & Telescope

Sky & TelescopeAs Cassini Takes Its Final Plunge, What Will We Learn?Sky & TelescopeAt 7:55 a.m. EDT on September 15th, we will officially observe a loss of signal from the Cassini spacecraft as it makes its fateful plunge into Saturn's atmosphere, traveling at 76,000 mph (34 kilometers per second). Cassini's final plunge. Diagram of ...and more »

Spacecraft that dropped moon lander on Titan will face fiery end when it crashes on Saturn - National Post;

Spacecraft that dropped moon lander on Titan will face fiery end when it crashes on Saturn - National Post

National PostSpacecraft that dropped moon lander on Titan will face fiery end when it crashes on SaturnNational PostThe spacecraft Cassini will become a streak of ash when it tumbles into Saturn on Friday. Less than a million miles away, the probe Huygens, which Cassini launched onto Saturn's moon Titan, will be the only evidence of its partner's journey. Huygens is ...and more »

Goodbye, Cassini - Astronomy Magazine;

Goodbye, Cassini - Astronomy Magazine

Astronomy MagazineGoodbye, CassiniAstronomy MagazineThe 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 ...and more »

Nasa's Cassini spacecraft poised to begin mission-ending dive into Saturn - The Guardian;

Nasa's Cassini spacecraft poised to begin mission-ending dive into Saturn - The Guardian

The GuardianNasa's Cassini spacecraft poised to begin mission-ending dive into SaturnThe GuardianThe spacecraft will gather data on Saturn's clouds as it hurtles towards them at 112,000 km/h. Illustration: Exploration Production Inc. Saturn. Nasa's Cassini spacecraft poised to begin mission-ending dive into Saturn. On Friday, the spacecraft will ...and more »

What Are Saturn's Rings? - Live Science;

What Are Saturn's Rings? - Live Science

Live ScienceWhat Are Saturn's Rings?Live ScienceTo 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 ...and more »

VIDEO: What did Nasa learn from Cassini's 20-year mission to Saturn? - Evening Times;

VIDEO: What did Nasa learn from Cassini's 20-year mission to Saturn? - Evening Times

Evening TimesVIDEO: What did Nasa learn from Cassini's 20-year mission to Saturn?Evening TimesNasa scientists are preparing to kill off the Cassini space probe with a spectacular suicidal dive into Saturn's atmosphere on Friday. The 22ft robot craft will break into fragments and burn up as it ploughs into the ringed planet's cloud tops, ending ...and more »

Astonishing! Voyager spacecraft revealing secrets of Universe since 40 years - News Nation;

Astonishing! Voyager spacecraft revealing secrets of Universe since 40 years - News Nation

News NationAstonishing! Voyager spacecraft revealing secrets of Universe since 40 yearsNews NationFrom the inception of life, humans are interested in the unknown and for the exploration of far flung regions of space, the famous agency NASA had sent two spacecraft Voyager 1 and 2. They were sent 40 years back and to the amazement of the entire ...and more »

Last night in bright Saturn before ship's death throes - The Australian;

Last night in bright Saturn before ship's death throes - The Australian

The AustralianLast night in bright Saturn before ship's death throesThe AustralianWhen Australian researchers supervise the suicide of space's greatest overachiever, it will continue a tradition of cosmic death dives. Canberra scientists have been chosen to control the end of the 20-year-old Cassini mission, because Australia will ...and more »

Goodbye Cassini: Saturn spacecraft gets funny opera send-off - Prescott Daily Courier;

Goodbye Cassini: Saturn spacecraft gets funny opera send-off - Prescott Daily Courier

Prescott Daily CourierGoodbye Cassini: Saturn spacecraft gets funny opera send-offPrescott Daily CourierThis image shows a frame from a video posted on YouTube by The Planetary Society on Sept. 12, 2017, with actor Robert Picardo singing an operatic ode to the Cassini spacecraft. The actor from TV's old “Star Trek: Voyager” series says he dashed off the ...and more »

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

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

QuartzFor more than a decade, Cassini's Saturn photos turned scientific research into contemporary artQuartzNASA'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 ...and more »

Cassini's epic 20-year £3bn mission to Saturn was a triumph for science - Express.co.uk;

Cassini's epic 20-year £3bn mission to Saturn was a triumph for science - Express.co.uk

Express.co.ukCassini's epic 20-year £3bn mission to Saturn was a triumph for scienceExpress.co.ukCASSINI will long be remembered as one of the most ambitious and successful space missions ever undertaken. PUBLISHED: 13:05, Thu, Sep 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 13:16, Thu, Sep 14, 2017. 0. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0: ...and more »

Stargazing for September 2017: suicide of a spaceprobe - The Independent;

Stargazing for September 2017: suicide of a spaceprobe - The Independent

The IndependentStargazing for September 2017: suicide of a spaceprobeThe IndependentAs Cassini nears its end after 13 years with the ringed planet, what can we expect in the skies this month? HEATHER COUPER and NIGEL HENBEST; Wednesday 30 August 2017 23:00 BST. Click to follow. The Independent Online. saturn-1.jpg Information ...and more »

Say Goodbye to Cassini: 13-Year Saturn Mission Ends Friday - KTLA;

Say Goodbye to Cassini: 13-Year Saturn Mission Ends Friday - KTLA

KTLASay Goodbye to Cassini: 13-Year Saturn Mission Ends FridayKTLAIn the early morning hours of September 15, NASA's 13-year mission exploring Saturn and its moons will come to an end as the spacecraft deliberately dives into Saturn's atmosphere and plunges itself into the planet. Launched in 1997 with the European ...and more »

Cassini Prepares to Crash Into Saturn as NASA Reflects on Mission's Discoveries - Seeker;

Cassini Prepares to Crash Into Saturn as NASA Reflects on Mission's Discoveries - Seeker

SeekerCassini Prepares to Crash Into Saturn as NASA Reflects on Mission's DiscoveriesSeekerThe probe's 13-year observation of Saturn and its moons "has been insanely, wildly, beautifully successful," said a NASA official. By Sarah Lewin, Space.com. September 14, 2017. 7:35 AM EDT. Share on Facebook · Tweet this article · Email. After 14 ...and more »

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

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

Imperial College LondonCassini spacecraft bids farewell after 13 years exploring SaturnImperial College LondonCassini 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.and more »

Cassini orbiter's team turns Saturn crash into cause for celebration – and for science - GeekWire;

Cassini orbiter's team turns Saturn crash into cause for celebration – and for science - GeekWire

GeekWireCassini orbiter's team turns Saturn crash into cause for celebration – and for scienceGeekWireCassini's end An artist's conception shows the Cassini orbiter zooming through the upper layers of Saturn's atmosphere, heading for a fiery breakup. (NASA / JPL-Caltech Illustration). Twenty years after its launch to Saturn, NASA has set the Cassini ...and more »

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

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

Daily Beast13-Year Saturn Mission, Cassini, Ends This WeekDaily BeastCassini, 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 ...and more »

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

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is on final approach for fatal rendezvous with SaturnThe Keene SentinelLOS 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 ...and more »

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

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

Space.comHabitable Titan? Cassini, Huygens Revealed Wonders of Saturn's Biggest MoonSpace.comThis 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 ...and more »