Cassini Dives Into Saturn Today: Here’s When and How to Watch

Today (Sept. 15), NASA’s Cassini spacecraftwill dive into Saturn’s atmosphere and disintegrate. You can watch the action live right here on
The $3.26 billion Cassini-Huygens mission — a joint effort of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency — launched toward Saturn in 1997 and arrived at the system in 2004. 

“We’ll be saddened — there’s no doubt about it — at the loss of such an incredible machine,” 


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    Farewell Cassini! NASA’s Saturnian spacecraft waves goodbye for its Grand Finale
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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    NASA at Saturn: Cassini’s Grand Finale

    The final chapter in a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery, Cassini’s Grand Finale is in many ways like a brand new mission. Twenty-two times, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will dive through the unexplored space between Saturn and its rings. What we learn from these ultra-close passes over the planet could be some of the most exciting revelations ever returned by the long-lived spacecraft. This animated video tells the story of Cassini’s final, daring assignment and looks back at what the mission has accomplished.

    For more about the making of this video, including the science behind the imagery, see the feature at

  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Cassini Just Sent Back Its Last Images Of Saturn, And They’re Spectacular

  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Photos: the most inspiring, beautiful, and historic images from the Cassini mission

    Cassini may be gone, but these gorgeous Saturn photos are ours forever.


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