My nerdy heart is content.
The end of a historic 20 year scientific endeavor has arrived as Cassini became a part of the perplexing and beautiful planet it once studied.
Contact was lost with Cassini after it completed it’s deliberate “death dive” into Saturn’s atmosphere at 6:30 am Eastern Time on Friday, with NASA confirming it’s demise at 7:55 am.
Known as Cassini–Huygens, the mission was a collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency to send a probe to study the planet Saturn and its system, including its rings and natural satellites. It was launched October 5th, 1997, and on October 15, two decades since its launch, history was made as Cassini completed its mission at Saturn.
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