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  • Crashing Into Saturn: This Cassini Mission Is the Most Epic Yet | Short Film Showcase

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    In this stunning animation, watch NASA's Cassini spacecraft begin the last chapter of its 20-year mission to Saturn. Diving deeper into Saturn's rings than ever before, scientists hope that the data from Cassini's final orbits will help to improve our understanding of the giant ringed planet. The probe's last act will be to plunge itself into the planet's atmosphere, where it will burn up and become part of the planet itself.
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  • Farewell to Saturn: Highlights from the End of NASAs Cassini Mission

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    On Sept. 15, 2017, Cassini plunged into Saturn, ending its 20-year mission of discovery. Scenes from mission control, TV commentary and the post-end-of-mission news briefing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. For more information on Cassini, visit

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  • What Were The Final Images NASAs Cassini Ever Took?

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  • What Huygens Saw On Titan - New Image Processing

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    For the probe landing’s 10th anniversary, a new sequence has been rendered from Huygens’ Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer (DISR) data. The craft landed on Saturn’s largest moon on 14 Jan 2005. -- Habitable Titan? Cassini, Huygens Revealed Wonders of Saturn's Biggest Moon:

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  • Cassini Burns into Saturn After Grand Finale | Out There

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    NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will plunge into Saturn on September 15, incinerating itself after 20 years in space.

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    Nasa's Cassini grand finale ends on September 15th as it will burn into Saturn. It's photos of Saturns rings are the clearest we have ever seen.

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  • Titan Landing - REAL FOOTAGE - Cassini–Huygens

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    Hello and welcome to What Da Math!
    In this video, we will talk about Cassini–Huygens mission to Saturn and the descent video from NASA.

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  • NASAs Epic Cassini Mission to Saturn Gets Awesome Video Treatment

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    The NASA Cassini mission has studied the Saturn system for many years and will have one final act later this year as it dives into the gas giant. Take a look back at its epic journey and an animation of the final moments of the mission.

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  • 11 Years of Cassini Saturn Photos in 3 hrs 48 min

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    341,805 images taken by Cassini's Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS) from the Saturn EDR Data Sets (Volumes 1-93). This includes all of Cassini's Photos from February 6, 2004 - September 15, 2015. Compiled and processed by The Wall Street Journal’s @JonKeegan.

    NOTE: These raw, unedited sequences at times include rapid flashing. If you have photosensitive epilepsy, or a similar condition, this could trigger a physical reaction. Please use caution when watching this footage.

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  • NASA to destroy its Saturn exploration mission

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    After spending 20 years exploring Saturn and its moons, the Cassini space mission is coming to an end. NASA is preparing to destroy the spacecraft by sending it plunging into Saturn's atmosphere.

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  • NASA to crash spacecraft into Saturn

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    After 20 years in space, NASA is planning to end the Cassini mission with one more exploration before crashing it into Saturn.

  • Crashing Into Saturn: This Cassini Mission Is the Most Epic Yet | Short Film Showcase

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    In this stunning animation, watch NASA's Cassini spacecraft begin the last chapter of its 20-year mission to Saturn. Diving deeper into Saturn's rings than ever before, scientists hope that.

    After 20 years in space, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft will make its suicide plunge into Saturn's atmosphere on Sept. 15. For the team of scientists who began working on the project in the.

    As NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its first-ever dive through the gap between Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017, one of its imaging cameras took a series of rapid-fire images that were.

  • Crashing Into Saturn: This Cassini Mission Is the Most Epic Yet | Short Film Showcase

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    In this stunning animation, watch NASA's Cassini spacecraft begin the last chapter of its 20-year mission to Saturn. Diving deeper into Saturn's rings than ever before, scientists hope that.

    Lakes, wind-swept dunes and plateaus. All this and more on Saturn's moon Titan. For more information, visit

    PBS Death Dive to Saturn NOVA Cassini's Grand Finale.

    Team members reflect on what has made the NASA/ESA Cassini mission such an epic journey -- the extraordinary spacecraft, tremendous science and historic international collaboration. This video.

  • Cassinis Fatal Crash | Mission Saturn

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    A three billion dollar spacecraft is hurtling towards destruction-- but it's no accident.
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  • Cassinis Last Picture Show of the Saturn System - Highlights

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    Cassini project scientist Linda Spilker talks about some of the last ever pictures taken by the NASA-ESA-ISA Cassini probe. -- RIP, Cassini: Historic Mission Ends with Fiery Plunge into Saturn:

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  • Last Images Of Saturn From NASAs Cassini Spacecraft

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    They were taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft just days before it crashed into Saturn. The results are spectacular.

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  • Cassini Final Farewell Crash

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    Over the years, Cassini has given us stunning images of its voyage. Watch the epic crash into Saturn on Friday September 15 2017. Don't miss some of the final images and transmission from our beloved Cassini from its 20 year journey through our solar system to find its final resting place on Saturn.


    Cassini–Huygens (/ˌkəˈsini ˈhɔɪˌɡəns/), or more commonly, Cassini is a Flagship-class unmanned robotic spacecraft which was planned, built, launched, and operated in collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency, and the Italian Space Agency, and was sent to the planet Saturn.
    Cassini is the fourth space probe to visit Saturn and the first to enter its orbit. It has studied the planet and its many natural satellites since arriving there in 2004.
    Development of Cassini began in the 1980s. Its design includes a Saturn orbiter (Cassini) and a lander (Huygens) for the moon Titan. The two spacecraft are named after astronomers Giovanni Cassini and Christiaan Huygens. The spacecraft was launched on October 15, 1997, aboard a Titan IVB/Centaur and entered orbit around Saturn on July 1, 2004, after an interplanetary voyage that included flybys of Earth, Venus, and Jupiter. On December 25, 2004, Huygens separated from the orbiter, and it landed on Saturn's moon Titan on January 14, 2005. It successfully returned data to Earth, using the orbiter as a relay. This was the first landing ever accomplished in the outer Solar System and the first landing on a moon other than our own.
    Cassini continued to study the Saturn system in the following years, and it continues to operate as of September 2017.
    Due to a dwindling fuel supply, the spacecraft has entered the Grand Finale phase of its mission, where it will perform a number of risky passes through the gaps between Saturn and Saturn's inner rings. The purpose of this phase is to maximize Cassini's scientific outcome before the spacecraft is intentionally destroyed by letting it dive into Saturn's atmosphere. The planned deorbiting is necessary to mitigate the risk of the spacecraft eventually colliding with and contaminating one of Saturn's moons. The spacecraft's descent into Saturn's atmosphere is planned for September 15, 2017

    On July 1, 2004, the spacecraft flew through the gap between the F and G rings and achieved orbit, after a seven-year voyage.[59] It is the first spacecraft to ever orbit Saturn.
    The Saturn Orbital Insertion (SOI) maneuver performed by Cassini was complex, requiring the craft to orient its High-Gain Antenna away from Earth and along its flight path, to shield its instruments from particles in Saturn's rings. Once the craft crossed the ring plane, it had to rotate again to point its engine along its flight path, and then the engine fired to decelerate the craft by 622 meters per second[60] to allow Saturn to capture it. Cassini was captured by Saturn's gravity at around 8:54 pm Pacific Daylight Time on June 30, 2004. During the maneuver Cassini passed within 20,000 km (12,000 mi) of Saturn's cloud tops.
    Although it is in Saturn orbit, departure from the Saturn system was evaluated in 2008 during end of mission planning.[61][clarification needed]

  • 5 biggest discoveries from NASA Cassini-Huygens Saturn mission

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    NASA's Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn's atmosphere on September 15, marking an end to its mission to study the ringed planet and its many, mysterious moons.

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  • Cassini Disintegrates in Saturns Atmosphere Ending 20 Year Journey

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    From tears and hugs to big smiles, the end Sept. 15 of a 20-year mission to Saturn for the spacecraft Cassini was emotional for scientists and engineers. Mission team members say the end of Cassini marks the beginning of a new chapter in planetary exploration and the search for life. VOA's Elizabeth Lee reports from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory near Los Angeles.
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  • The 5 biggest discoveries from NASAs Cassini spacecraft

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    For the last 13 years, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spied on Saturn and its many moons. Turns out, this region of space could hold the greatest secrets of our solar system. Here are 5 of the most fascinating discoveries Cassini has given us so far.

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  • 10 Mind-Blowing Images Captured By Cassini

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    Here are 10 remarkable images captured by the Cassini mission.

  • New NOVA Special Celebrates Cassini Mission | Documentary 2017

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    Death Dive to Saturn celebrates the Cassini probes accomplishments, For over 13 years, the Cassini spacecraft has orbited Saturn, beaming back dazzling images from the ringed planet.

    In this stunning animation, watch NASAs Cassini spacecraft begin the last chapter of its 20-year mission to Saturn. Diving deeper into Saturns rings than ever before, scientists hope that.

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  • Cassini Spacecraft Takes Its Final Dive

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    After two decades in space, NASA's Cassini spacecraft ended an incredible journey of exploration. With the spacecraft's fuel spent, operators deliberately plunged Cassini into Saturn—which it had orbited for 13 years —to make sure the planet's moons remain pristine for future exploration.

    A small but significant piece of the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, the Magnetospheric Imaging Instrument, or MIMI, went with Cassini on its fiery descent. In the early 1990s, APL partnered with six other institutions to design and build MIMI, which studied the charged particles trapped in Saturn's magnetosphere and also made global images of fast neutral atoms.

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    And liftoff of the Cassini spacecraft on a billion mile trek to Saturn.

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    We now know from the Cassini mission we have ocean worlds.
    The icy satellite Enceladus has a global ocean beneath its icy crust.
    And Titan, the second largest moon in the solar system, it's the closest thing we have to the early atmosphere of the Earth.

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    Saturn's moons could hold the key to potential life.
    But Cassini has run out of fuel.

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    It's something like a meteorite. It's going to burn up, evaporate, and add to Saturn's atmosphere.

    Cassini will be remembered as one of the most successful space missions ever.

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  • NASA retired Cassini, by crashing it into Saturn

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    Cassini's mission has come to an end. The 20 year old satellite explored Saturn's atmosphere and its many moons. NASA retired the craft by crashing it into Saturn.

  • NASA’s Cassini spacecraft releases first close-up photos of Saturn

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    At just 240,000 miles from Saturn's north pole, NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped some stunning photos. These are the first images of the spacecraft's new mission, which is taking it closer to Saturn than it has been since it arrived at Saturn in 2004.

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  • Cassini Spacecraft Dives Into Saturn’s Atmosphere

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    The NASA spacecraft has spent the past 13 years photographing Saturn. ()
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  • A Nuclear-Powered Space Mission | Mission Saturn

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    The Cassini mission required more nuclear power than any other mission in NASA’s history.
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  • A Successful Saturn Probe Ends its Mission

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    The end of this week will also see the end of a glorious decades-long space mission that thrilled space scientists, sending huge amounts of data about a distant alien world. On Friday, the space probe Cassini-Huygens will descend into Saturn’s atmosphere until it burns and disintegrates. VOA’s George Putic looks back at the achievements of the joint NASA-ESA mission.
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  • NASA crashes Cassini into Saturn

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  • Saying Goodbye to Cassini

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    A brave explorer, dispatched to study a distant ringed world, has died. This is how Cassini's last moments unfolded.

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  • Saturn moon able to support life - BBC News

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    One of Saturn's moons - known as Enceladus may now be the single best place to look for life beyond Earth. The Cassini spacecraft, just ending a 13-year mission, has sampled the waters erupting from the moon's surface. They suggest it has all the conditions needed for life. Our Science Editor David Shukman reports.

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  • NASAs Cassini Spacecraft Burns Up Over Saturn

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    NASA's Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn early Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years. (Sept. 15)

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  • Why Kill Cassini?

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    NASA’s orbiter Cassini will make a series of decreasing orbits that will end in a fiery death dive into Saturn’s atmosphere in September. This deliberate termination of a still serviceable spacecraft is to comply with “planetary protection” protocols, designed to minimise the risk of depositing stowaway Earth microbes into an environment where they might be able to reproduce.

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  • Cassini Satellite Ends 13-Year Mission With Fiery Entry Into Saturns Atmosphere

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    Jackie Ward reports on NASA's Cassini satellite burning up in Saturn's orbit, ending 13 years of exploration (9-15-2017)

  • Videos of Space : SATURN - NASA Cassini Images

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    Video created using images from NASAs Cassini spacecraft

    Cassini–Huygens is an unmanned spacecraft sent to the planet Saturn. It is a flagship-class NASA–ESA–ASI robotic spacecraft.[3] Cassini is the fourth space probe to visit Saturn and the first to enter orbit, and its mission is ongoing as of 2015. It has studied the planet and its many natural satellites since arriving there in 2004.

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  • Huygenss descent to Titans surface

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    On 15 October 1997, NASA's Cassini orbiter embarked on an epic, seven-year voyage to the Saturnian system. Hitching a ride was ESA's Huygens probe, destined for Saturn's largest moon, Titan. The final chapter of the interplanetary trek for Huygens began on 25 December 2004 when it deployed from the orbiter for a 22-day solo cruise toward the haze-shrouded moon. Plunging into Titan’s atmosphere, on 14 January 2005, the probe survived the hazardous 2 hour 27 minute descent to touch down safely on Titan’s frozen surface.

    This narrated movie, created with data collected by the Huygens Descent Imager/Spectral Radiometer (DISR), depicts the view from Huygens during the last few hours of this historic journey.

    This new version of the movie uses updated DISR data and was released on 14 January 2015 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Huygen's landing on Titan.

    Credit: ESA/NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
    Video: Erich Karkoschka, DISR team, University of Arizona. Script: Chuck See, DISR team, University of Arizona. Narration: David Harrington. Music: Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 by Debbie Hu (Yelm, Washington, USA).

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  • NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Ends 20-Year-Long Journey With Death Plunge Into Saturn

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    NASA's $3.9-billion Cassini spacecraft on Friday ended its 20-year-long groundbreaking journey with a fiery plunge into the Saturn's crushing atmosphere, beaming back never-before-seen images of the ringed planet and its mysterious moons until the last moment.
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    (15 Sep 2017) NASA's Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn early Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years.
    Confirmation of Cassini's expected demise came about 7:55 a.m. EDT. That's when radio signals from the spacecraft - its last scientific gifts to Earth - came to an abrupt halt. The radio waves went flat, and the spacecraft fell silent.
    Cassini actually burned up like a meteor 83 minutes earlier as it dove through Saturn's atmosphere, becoming one with the giant gas planet it set out in 1997 to explore. But it took that long for the news to reach Earth a billion miles away.
    The only spacecraft to ever orbit Saturn, Cassini showed us the planet, its rings and moons up close in all their splendor. Perhaps most tantalizing, ocean worlds were unveiled on the moons Enceladus and Titan, which could possibly harbor life.
    Dutiful to the end, the Cassini snapped its last memento photos Thursday and sampled Saturn's atmosphere Friday morning as it made its final plunge.


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  • 4K 360 Video: Cassinis Grand Finale - Cassini crashing into Saturn

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    On September 15, 2017, the Cassini Orbiter plunged into Saturn.

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  • Cassini’s last images from Saturn

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    The last images taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft from Saturn: Enceladus setting behind Saturn, Last look at Titan, Saturn’s rings, Saturn’s northern hemisphere, Saturn’s outer A ring and the small moon Daphnis, Saturn’s A ring (all taken on 13 September 2017), Impact Site: Cassini's Final Image and Impact Site: Infrared Image (14 September 2017, spacecraft time).

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  • NASA Cassini Spacecraft Crashes Into Saturn !!!!!!!!

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  • Why Did NASA Kill Cassini?

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    On September 15, 2017 NASA destroyed Cassini—on purpose. Why kill a multibillion-dollar spacecraft?


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  • Cassini to End 20-Year Mission With Fiery Crash

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    After a 20-year voyage, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is poised to dive into Saturn this week careening through the atmosphere and burning up like a meteor in the sky over the ringed planet. Here's a look at some of the mission's highlights. (Sept. 12)

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  • Cassini-Huygenss extraordinary journey around Saturn

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    The Cassini-Huygens mission has landed a probe on Titan, discovered an icy ocean on Enceladus, and is right now flying between the rings of Saturn and the planet itself. We head to the UK to find out what's new.

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  • NASA just got its closest look at Saturn yet — heres what it saw

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    On April 26, NASA flew its Cassini spacecraft closer to Saturn than ever before. In fact, it's the closest any spacecraft has ever come to Saturn — just 1,900 miles from the beautiful planet's cloud tops.

    Even more exciting, Cassini has already transmitted images of what it saw from its deepest dive yet. These are the closest images of Saturn ever taken.

    The images you're seeing in the video are just hours old, which means that NASA has not yet had time to fully process them. When you consider that Saturn is 750 million miles away — about 9 times farther than Earth is to the Sun — these close ups are nothing short of miraculous.

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  • Science Bulletins: Cassini-Huygens Explores Saturn

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    After a seven-year trip, the Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn in July 2004. Since then, Cassini has been capturing never-before-seen imagery of the ringed planet and its moons. By the mission's end in July 2008, the craft will have made 70 orbits of the Saturnian system, using cameras, magnetometers, spectrometers, and radio antennas to analyze the planet's magnetic field, composition, rings, atmosphere, and 33 moons more completely than ever before.

    On January 14, the orbiter's Huygens probe descended through the murky atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. The probe is the first in history to analyze and image Titan's atmosphere and surface characteristics.

    Stop along Cassini's and Huygens's journey with the interactive at left. You can view historical images of Saturn, spy on the planet's rings, tour the Cassini orbiter, meet Saturn's moons, and learn what scientists expected to see on Titan. To visually recreate Cassini's route to Saturn, the animation uses real space data from the Digital Universe Project, a collaboration of NASA and the American Museum of Natural History. The Digital Universe includes dozens of datasets collected by the Museum and is constantly updated.

  • Space: Mars Rover, Saturn Cassini Probe, Spaceship One, Mercury Launch, Genesis Probe Crash

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    (31 Dec 2004) SPACE
    Space: Mars Rover
    NASA space scientists and engineers landed two robot rovers on the surface of Mars in 2004. The first rover, named Spirit landed in early January in the Gusev crater region of the Red Planet. An identical twin rover, named Opportunity landed two weeks later on the other side of the planet at a smooth, flat region named Meridiani Planum. Both rovers sent back detailed photographs of the rocky landscape that delighted scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena California, which oversees the rover missions. Together, the twin 174-kilogramme rovers make up a single $820 (m) million US dollar mission to seek out geological evidence to ascertain if Mars were ever a wetter planet capable of sustaining life. Each carries nine cameras and six scientific instruments. The rovers have exceeded the expectations of their designers, and were still in action on the Martian surface in December, many weeks after they had been expected to run out of power. Amid the success of the Rover landings, US President George W Bush outlined a new programme to return US astronauts to the moon as early as 2015, and to use the moon as a way station to Mars and beyond. Bush said he envisioned a new foothold on the moon...and new journeys to the world beyond our own. The renewed commitment to manned space flight came less than a year after the loss of the space shuttle Columbia and a crew of seven astronauts.
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    Pasadena, California, US - 4 January 2004
    News conference at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratories (JPL) by NASA Mars rover team
    Photographic image of Mars
    Still shot of Spirit rover on the Martian surface
    Still shot of Spirit looking out onto Martian surface from landing level camera
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    Pasadena, California, US - 7 January 2004
    Wide shot of 3D image of Martian surface
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    Pasadena, California, US - 22 January 2004
    Animation of rover driving off landing craft platform
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    Pasadena, California, US - 25 January 2004
    Colour image of Martian surface
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    Pasadena, California, US - 24 January 2004
    NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe waving to applause at beginning of news conference at JPL
    Pull out from side of Mars Rover mission team on stage, holding hands in air to applause
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    Washington DC - 14 January 2004
    US President George Bush and NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe
    SOUNDBITE (English) George W. Bush, US President:
    We will build new ships to carry man forward in to the universe, to gain a new foothold on the moon and prepare for new journeys to the worlds beyond our own. I am comfortable in delegating these new goals to NASA under the leadership of Sean O'Keefe.''
    Space: Saturn Cassini Probe
    In June, the international Cassini spacecraft reached the outer moons of Saturn after a seven-year voyage from earth to the Ringed Planet. The robot craft carried 12 science instruments and a probe designed to drop into the atmosphere of Saturn's most mysterious moon, Titan. Cassini's high-resolution cameras sent back finely detailed photographs of some of Saturn's many moons, before passing through the plane of the rings to establish an orbit within the planetary system. Analysis of images of the rings determined that they had been created relatively recently, a surprise to astronomers. Cassini is to spend four years in orbit around Saturn and its moons. In January, the European built Huygens probe will detach from Cassini and enter the atmosphere of Titan, which has an atmosphere similar to the primordial earth before life evolved.
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    Pasadena, California, US - 12 June 2004
    Still shot of Cassini photographs showing two views of Saturn's moon Phoebe
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    Pasadena, California, US - 1 July 2004
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    Pasadena, California US - 9 July 2004
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