How Cassini quietly transformed our understanding of the solar system

For the past 13 years, a bus-sized spacecraft named Cassini has quietly transformed our understanding of the solar system The Cassini mission — a $3.62 billion joint venture between NASA and the European Space Agency — has been exploring Saturn and its many moons since it arrived at the ringed planet in 2004. The spacecraft has changed the way we understand Saturn, its distinctive rings, and many moons. But all of that is about to come to a sudden, fiery end On Friday at 7:55 a.m. ET, we'll stop hearing from Cassini as it burns up like a meteor flying through Saturn’s atmosphere, in a death that has been planned in detail for years. Read more... More about Space , Nasa , Science , Space Photos , and Cassini




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