Ngebray.com,- NASA’s Cassini probe has embarked on an epic grand finale at Saturn including close-ups of its intriguing hexagonal jet stream. Each side of the hexagon is about as long as the Earth’s diameter. A circular storm surrounds the north pole. Cassini has begun a daring set of orbits. The spacecraft will fly high above Saturn’s north pole then plunge to a point just outside the narrow F ring 20 times. Enceladus and its water-rich plumes will be probed. In April 2017, Cassini will hop Saturn’s rings and dive between the planet and its innermost rings 22 times. This unique region of Saturn’s rings will be explored for the very first time. Then to ensure the spacecraft will never contaminate the biologically-interesting worlds enceladus and titan. Cassini will fall into Saturn’s atmosphere at the end of final orbit, completing its 20-year mission. It’s inspiring, adventurous, and romantic. A thrilling end to this story of explorartion and discovery.
On October 15th, 1997, Cassini spacecraft launched to explore Saturn and its 62 moons. Cassini Travels for 7 years and over 1 billion miles to reach Saturn. The spacecraft will continue to transmit images and data until next September, when it will end its mission with a bang by diving into Saturn’s atmosphere.
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