After more than a decade in space, NASA’s Cassini probe will be meeting its end in a few weeks, right after completing its last Saturn mission.
On September 15th, the Cassini probe that was sent by NASA into space over ten years ago will complete its final mission: diving straight to Saturn’s atmosphere to be destroyed.
You read it right. NASA is all set to destroy one of its most important spacecraft ever launched. The plan might sound upsetting, but the U.S. space agency has some good reasons to do it.
“The mission has been insanely, wildly, beautifully successful, and it’s coming to an end in about two weeks.”
Curt Niebur, a Cassini program scientist, was saying the above quote on a telephone conference call with reporters from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.
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