NASA's Cassini poised to plunge beneath Saturn's rings

The Cassini mission to the Saturnian system is drawing to a close, but the spacecraft still had enough pluck to send a postcard back to its home planet featuring a image of Earth shot from between Saturn's rings. Cassini took the picture on April 12, when it was 870 million miles (1.4 billion kilometers) away from Earth... Continue Reading Earth and Moon caught between Saturn's rings in new NASA shot Category: Space Tags: Cassini NASA Related Articles: Cassini completes first ring-skimming dive Cassini sees one of Saturn's moons making waves in its rings Cassini gears up for its grand finale Cassini reveals Titan's dunes and Xanadu annex mountains Cassini snaps image of the Saturnian moons Enceladus, Rhea and Atlas Cassini begins final flybys of Saturn's moon Encelad

NASA's Cassini poised to plunge beneath Saturn's rings

An unmanned NASA spacecraft, Cassini, is poised to plunge into the gap between Saturn and its rings, a pioneering journey that could offer an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the ...

Tue 25 Apr 17 from Phys.org

Cassini set for first Saturn gap plunge

The probe will be out of radio contact as it dives in between the planet's rings and cloudtops.

Tue 25 Apr 17 from BBC News

Cassini mission revealed Saturn's secrets

Cassini is the most sophisticated space probe ever built. Launched in 1997 as a joint NASA/European Space Agency mission, it took seven years to journey to Saturn. It's been orbiting the sixth ...

Mon 24 Apr 17 from Phys.org

Earth and Moon caught between Saturn's rings in new NASA shot

The Cassini mission to the Saturnian system is drawing to a close, but the spacecraft still had enough pluck to send a postcard back to its home planet featuring a image of Earth shot ...

Fri 21 Apr 17 from Gizmag

Last adventure ahead for NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn

NASA's Cassini spacecraft faces one last perilous adventure around Saturn.

Fri 21 Apr 17 from Phys.org

Cassini probe sets up Saturn 'grand finale'

The Cassini satellite is about to put itself on a path that will take it to destruction in September.

Fri 21 Apr 17 from BBC News

After 13 years at Saturn, NASAís Cassini spacecraft is ready for its grand finale

What do you do with a 20-year-old spacecraft that has spent 13 years orbiting Saturn, logged 4.1 billion miles in space and is about to run out of fuel? You could crash it into one of the dozens ...

Wed 26 Apr 17 from L.A. Times

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