NASA’s Cassini Mission Prepares for 'Grand Finale' at Saturn

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 14:51 in Astronomy & Space

Portal origin URL: NASA’s Cassini Mission Prepares for 'Grand Finale' at SaturnPortal origin nid: 399549Published: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 15:09Featured (stick to top of list): noPortal text teaser: NASA's Cassini spacecraft, in orbit around Saturn since 2004, is about to begin the final chapter of its remarkable story. On Wednesday, April 26, the spacecraft will make the first in a series of dives through the 1,500-mile-wide (2,400-kilometer) gap between Saturn and its rings as part of the mission’s grand finale.Portal image: This illustration shows NASA’s Cassini spacecraft above Saturn's northern hemisphere prior to one of its 22 grand finale dives. Science Categories: Solar System

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