Cassini’s timeline to destruction | Science News

On September 15, 2017, Cassini’s time in the cosmos will come to an end. Here is a play by play of how it’s all going down in the next few days. Read more:

Our story on the mission’s final moments:

NASA’s end of mission timeline:

Cassini’s past exploits:

Our past coverage of Cassini’s exploits:


Special thanks to Todd Barber and JPL

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Helen Thompson

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“Das Reingold” by Richard Wagner
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“Saturn” by Gustav Holst
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