Cassini to visit the rings

I didn’t know that Cassini was still active out at Saturn. It’s been out there more than a decade now, exploring the spectacular ringed planet and its amazing collection of moons. I thought the mission was long over.

Not so!

Cassini is still alive, and about to enter its last orbits, swooping in closer than ever before the final dive into the atmosphere next September. Wow!

Starting later this month, Cassini will graze by and image the outer rings and also fly low over the atmosphere. In subsequent orbits, the spacecraft will attempt to sample dust and gas as it passes the rings.


We’ll stay tuned for unprecedented close ups from the famous rings of Saturn.


Space Saturday

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