The 20-year mission is ending in 10 days as NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will dive into Saturn and its ring. It will burn up in the atmosphere of the planet.
It is really the end of the era and the end of the mission that has reorganized our understanding of Saturn.
The Cassini space inquiry not only visited Saturn, it also uncovered many of the planet’s moons with details and discovered them in detail.
Cassini-Huygens launched on October 15, 1997, with its billion-mile journey from Earth to Saturn. It was entitled to the astronomer Giovanni Cassini, who detected several of the planet’s moons and a gap in its rings. Huygens was then unanchored on the surface of the Titan. Titan’s lakes are mostly located in the northern hemisphere.
Meanwhile, Cassini was the first probe to orbit Saturn. Saturn has 62 moons including seven major moons with the diameter of 400km – Titan, lapetu7s, Enceladus, Tethys, Rhea and Mimas Hyperion has an impression that’s incredible. The moon is highly permeable and has a very low density.
Cassini’s mission is one of the most successful missions ever. Huygens’ perfectly touched down and Cassini examined the behavior and formation of the Saturn’s ring system. At Saturn’s South Pole it discovered a 5,000 mile-wide hurricane and caught up the first close-up view of the planet’s hexagonal North Pole storm.
Cassini’s significant end will be an affecting moment for many people including a leading Cassini scientist, Professor Michele Dougherty.