Cassini spacecraft’s suicide on Saturn


This video says about itself:

Cassini‘s Fatal Crash | Mission Saturn

13 September 2017

A three billion dollar spacecraft is hurtling towards destruction– but it’s no accident.

NASA’s biggest spacecraft plunges into Saturn in the final act of a 20-year mission showcasing the planet like never before.

IT’S BEEN A GOOD RUN “NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will end its groundbreaking 13-year mission to Saturn on Friday with a meteor-like plunge into the ringed planet’s atmosphere, transmitting data until the final fiery moment.” [Reuters]

These are Cassini’s parting shots of the Saturn system: here.

R.I.P. Cassini. After 20 years, nearly 300 orbits and pioneering discoveries, the spacecraft plunges to its death in Saturn’s atmosphere. By Lisa Grossman, 9:08am, September 15, 2017.

NASA REVEALS ODD SATURN PLASMA WAVES NASA said its Cassini spacecraft, which plunged into Saturn last year, picked up a series of plasma waves heading from the planet to its rings and into Enceladus, one of its moons. The agency described it as resembling an electrical circuit, with energy flowing back and forth. [HuffPost]

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