NASA at Saturn: Cassini's Grand Finale

The final chapter in a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery, Cassini's Grand Finale is in many ways like a brand new mission. Twenty-two times, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will dive through the unexplored space between Saturn and its rings. What we learn from these ultra-close passes over the planet could be some of the most exciting revelations ever returned by the long-lived spacecraft. This animated video tells the story of Cassini's final, daring assignment and looks back at what the mission has accomplished.

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+5 1. ringmaster commented 4 years ago

The reason they have decided on sacrificing Cassini like that, completely destroyed by Saturn is that life from Earth may have contaminated it. Thus, the risk of contaminating one of the moons and jeopardizing further missions is annihilated.

Rest in pieces <3
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+2 2. Scotsman50 commented 4 years ago

Poor Cassini, what we just witnessed was Murder.:'(
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+2 3. Jim777 commented 4 years ago

#2 what we just witnessed was digital art.
where are the real pictures please? 8-)