The Cassini spacecraft was destroyed at Saturn on Friday around 6:32 a.m. EDT. It took more than an hour for the probe's last signal to reach antennas on Earth. NASA's $3.26-billion mission was ended to prevent contaminating oceans of...Show More Summary
Cassini, the NASA spacecraft whose breakthrough discoveries about Saturn and its many moons revolutionized the search for life beyond Earth, disintegrated Friday morning in the skies above the ringed planet. It was one month shy of its 20th anniversary in space. The explorer’s death was swift and...
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The only satellite ever to orbit Saturn is about to be destroyed. The Cassini spacecraft has made countless discoveries about the second-largest planet in the solar system. NASA will now send it crashing into Saturn's atmosphere on purpose. Jamie Yuucas reports.
(Reuters) - U.S. space agency NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended 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. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
The NASA probe that's spent the past 13 years making countless discoveries about the ringed planet and its moons was taken out of orbit and sent plunging into Saturn's atmosphere.
The Cassini space probe mission ended today when the probe made its final destructive plunge into Saturn. It’s spent the past 13 years studying the planet, its rings, and moons in unprecedented detail. Cassini wasn’t the first NASA probe to study Saturn close-up. Pioneer 11 (1979), Voyager 1 (1980), and Voyager 2 (1981) had flown […]
Today, Nasa's Cassini spacecraft will point itself toward the surface of Saturn, and end with a crash its 13-year mission delving into the mysteries of the ringed planet's system.
NASA, and the world, will say goodbye to the Cassini spacecraft Friday morning. Cassini was on course to plunge through Saturn's atmosphere and vaporize like a meteor, following a remarkable journey of 20 years. Flight controllers at California's Jet Propulsion Laboratory expect one last burst of scientific data from Cassini,...
NASA has selected five new research proposals to understand the effective drivers of investments in the global space economy, encouraging non-traditional companies, as well as traditional aerospace companies, to look beyond satellites for new opportunities in commercial space development.
Orion's three main orange and white parachutes help a representative model of the spacecraft descend through sky above Arizona, where NASA engineers tested the parachute system on Sept. 13, 2017, at the U.S. Army Proving Ground in Yuma. NASA is qualifying Orion's parachutes for missions with astronauts.
After 20 years and a journey of eight billion kilometres, Cassini will plummet into Saturn today and burn up in the atmosphere. Follow all the updates and reaction here, live 11.18am BST 11.13am BST And so the time has come. Two decades...Show More Summary
The spacecraft will plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere today after almost 20 years in space. From 6:30 a.m. EDT you can watch the live feed from the cameras from JPL Mission Control, with mission audio, NASA has announced. You can check...Show More Summary
The Cassini orbiter has provided us with some spectacular sights of Saturn and its moons over the years, but one of the spacecraft's most important moments won't actually be visible to any of us. Early morning on Friday, September 15th,...Show More Summary
'It's always sad when a mission comes to an end,' the space agency said.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn closed in on its fiery finish early Friday, following a remarkable journey of 20 years.
The Moon seems like a pretty barren place, but studies in 2009 revealed traces of water in the lunar soil. Now, scientists from Brown University have used data gathered from NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument to construct a detailed...Show More Summary
After eight months of living in isolation on a remote Hawaii volcano, six NASA-backed research subjects will emerge from their Mars-like habitat on Sunday and return to civilization.
Global astronomers bid farewell Friday to NASA's famed Cassini spacecraft, which launched 20 years ago to circle Saturn and transformed the way we think about life elsewhere in the solar system.