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NASA's Cassini spacecraft is about to get a taste of Saturn's rings

Academics : LA Times: Science

It’s the beginning of the end. On Nov. 30, NASA’s Cassini mission will begin the ring-grazing final chapter of its career at Saturn, one that will end with the spacecraft’s terminal plunge into the gas giant’s unforgiving atmosphere...

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has one final mission, which ends with destruction

Technology / Gadgets : BGR (Boy Genius Report)

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has been delivering fantastic views of Saturn and its moons for many years now, and this year it will meet its ultimate fate: incineration in Saturn's atmosphere. The satellite just completed its final flyb...

NASA's Official Calendar of the First-of-Its-Kind Event at Saturn --"Fiery Death Plunge Nears for Cassini Spacecraft"

Academics / Astronomy : The Daily Galaxy

"The Cassini mission has been packed full of scientific firsts, and our unique planetary revelations will continue to the very end of the mission as Cassini becomes Saturn's first planetary probe, sampling Saturn's atmosphere up unt...

Image: Cassini captures wave structure in Saturn rings

Academics / Astronomy : Physorg: Astronomy

This view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows a wave structure in Saturn's rings known as the Janus 2:1 spiral density wave. Resulting from the same process that creates spiral galaxies, spiral density waves in Saturn's rings are m...

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft nears a fiery, brutal end, when it will plunge into Saturn

Academics : LA Times: Science

After 13 years of observing Saturn, its rings and its myriad moons, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is less than three weeks away from a fiery, brutal end. Early in the morning on Sept. 15 the aging spacecraft will hurl itself into Saturn...

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