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NASA's Cassini spacecraft is on its death dive, and you can track it live

5 monthes ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

It's been NASA's plan for months, but now that it's here it's an incredibly bittersweet moment: Cassini, the spacecraft which has sent back some jaw-dropping images and data from Saturn, is currently making its final plunge towards the planet, and it won't survive the trip. Bringing an end to its epic 13-year mission, the reliable craft is now just hours away from slamming into Saturn's atmosphere and bringing its existence to a fiery end.
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Scientists ready for Cassini mission to Saturn grand finale

Scientists ready for Cassini mission to Saturn grand finale

5 monthes ago   |   By Phys.org

University of Colorado Boulder Professor Larry Esposito has been eying the fabulous rings of Saturn for much of his career, beginning as a team scientist on NASA's Pioneer 11 mission when he discovered the planet's faint F ring in 1979.
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Goodbye Cassini: Saturn spacecraft gets funny opera send-off

5 monthes ago   |   By Phys.org

NASA's Cassini spacecraft is getting a grand but hilarious opera send-off before it plunges through Saturn's atmosphere and vaporizes Friday.
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See Saturn's beauty as Cassini crashes into it

See Saturn's beauty as Cassini crashes into it

5 monthes ago   |   By SlashGear

A 13-year journey ends this week as Cassini-Huygens crashes into the face of Saturn - and we get to see it all happen. At the end of this journey, NASA is celebrating with an E-Book called “The Saturn System : Through the Eyes of Cassini.” This E-Book was made free this week, and from it we've got a few passages...
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NASA's Cassini Probe Will Collide With Saturn This Friday

NASA's Cassini Probe Will Collide With Saturn This Friday

5 monthes ago   |   By ExtremeTech

All the pieces are in place to track Cassini during its final maneuver, including a giant communication facility in Australia, which will receive Cassini's data in real time.
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NASA is about to crash a nuclear-powered robot into Saturn - here's when and how Cassini's final moments will go down in history

NASA is about to crash a nuclear-powered robot into Saturn - here's when and how Cassini's final moments will go down in history

5 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

NASA has sent its $3.26-billion Cassini Saturn mission into a death spiral.
Called the "Grand Finale," the months-maneuver is meant to protect possible alien life on Saturn's ocean-hiding moons.
Cassini will be destroyed in Saturn's clouds around 6:32 a.m. EDT on Friday.
The end is nigh for Cassini, a spacecraft that launched in 1997 and has explored Saturn and its moons for 13 years.
However, scientists will squeeze every last discovery they can from the probe during its final moments.
NASA is destroying the nuclear-powered robot early Friday morning because it has run very low on...
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