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Cassini spacecraft ends 13-year odyssey with fiery plunge into Saturn

(Reuters) - The U.S. space agency NASA received a final signal from its Cassini spacecraft on Friday as it ended a groundbreaking, 13-year Saturn mission with a meteor-like plunge into the ringed..
Reuters Also reported by •Telegraph.co.uk

Fiery farewell to cap Cassini spacecraft's 13-year Saturn mission

(Reuters) - U.S. space agency 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..
Reuters

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News video: Cassini Was the Little Engine That Could

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Will Goodman, Managing Editor at Rockets are Cool, discusses the 13-year mission of the Cassini spacecraft. Goodman talks Cassini's scientific discoveries, which have allowed NASA to expand its..
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News video: We'll Learn a Lot From the Cassini Spacecraft's Grand Finale

We'll Learn a Lot From the Cassini Spacecraft's Grand Finale 01:35

Sarah Lewin, Associate Editor at Space.com, discusses the impact the Cassini spacecraft had on the exploration of Saturn, adding that "Cassini rewrote the texbook" on what scientists know about Saturn...
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News video: NASA Is Sending Cassini out with a Funeral Fit for Scientific Royalty

NASA Is Sending Cassini out with a Funeral Fit for Scientific Royalty 03:06

Twenty years ago, the Cassini spacecraft blasted off from earth on an epic journey to find out more about Saturn. Now that journey comes to a glorious end.
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News video: NASA's Cassini spacecraft to face fiery end

NASA's Cassini spacecraft to face fiery end 01:02

The Cassini spacecraft is set to end its 13-year mission to Saturn by transmitting data until it plunges into the ringed planet's atmosphere. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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News video: Cassini's Farewell

Cassini's Farewell 00:54

Following many moons of orbiting Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft will perform its last maneuver on Saturn, after a long life of 16 years comes to an end for this device that is out of this world.
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As Nasa sends Cassini spacecraft to a spectacular death on Saturn, scientists describe delight and pride with mission

'I'll definitely shed a tear when Cassini sends its last data back to Earth but I've no doubt that the achievements of the mission are going to be celebrated for decades to come'
Independent

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Operations image of the week: ESA mission control in 2005 as data arrive from the Huygens Titan lander, relayed by NASA's Cassini spacecraft
ESA

Cassini probes begins death dive into Saturn's atmosphere 

cassini probes begins death dive into saturn's atmosphere 
Nasa's Cassini spacecraft is headed toward its plunge into Saturn, following a a last course correction by the probe that saw it pass 73,974 miles (119,049 km) above the moon's surface.
MailOnline

Cassini: Saturn probe to set up death plunge

The Cassini spacecraft is about to send itself towards destruction in the ringed planet's atmosphere.
BBC News

Nasa prepares to slam Cassini spacecraft into Saturn to protect planet from alien invasion

'The mission has been insanely, wildly, beautifully successful'
Independent

U.S. spacecraft readies for fiery plunge into Saturn after 13-year mission

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. space agency's Cassini spacecraft will end its 13-year mission to Saturn in mid-September by transmitting data until the final moment before it plunges into the ringed..
Reuters

Cassini sends back poignant image of Saturn's north pole

cassini sends back poignant image of saturn's north pole
As NASA’s Cassini spacecraft nears its finals days, the space agency has shared a stunning new view of Saturn’s turbulent clouds, captured the day Cassini first began its Grand Finale.
MailOnline

Stunning NASA image reveals Tethys beyond Saturn's rings

stunning nasa image reveals tethys beyond saturn's rings
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted the icy moon Tethys from 930,000 miles away. In the stunning image, Tethys is illuminated by 'Saturnshine,' or sunlight reflected by the planet.
MailOnline

Secrets of Saturn to be revealed by dying Cassini spacecraft, Nasa says

Conditions for life may have been discovered on one of the planet's moons
Independent

New Cassini image reveals ‘cloudy waves’ over Saturn

new cassini image reveals ‘cloudy waves’ over saturn
The image captured by the Cassini spacecraft from 750,000 miles above the surface, shows the turbulent essence of Saturn’s clouds, which move as bands in different speeds and directions.
MailOnline


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