After 20 Years In Space, Cassini Killed Off On Saturn By NASA

Published: Friday, September 15, 2017 - 3:24pm
Updated: Friday, September 15, 2017 - 3:31pm
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This morning, a planet ate a spacecraft. But that’s only a small part of the story.

After close to 20 years in space, NASA’s Cassini orbiter was killed off and intentionally sent into Saturn, which was the planet the spacecraft’s images brought most of us much closer to than we ever would have thought possible.

The Cassini made its final transmission to NASA earlier today before crashing into Saturn’s surface.

To learn more about Cassini’s mission and its demise, I’m joined by Brendan Mullan, astrophysicist and assistant professor of physics at Point Park University.

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