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After two decades in space, our Cassini spacecraft has ended its journey of exploration. Having expended almost every bit of the rocket propellant it carried to Saturn, operators deliberately plunged Cassini into the planet to ensure Saturn’s moons will remain pristine for future exploration—in particular, the ice-covered, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus, but also Titan, with its intriguing pre-biotic chemistry.
Swipe to explore some of Cassini’s final images that were sent to Earth in the hours before its final plunge. As the spacecraft made its fateful dive into the planet’s atmosphere, it sent home additional data in real time. Key measurements came from its mass spectrometer, which sampled Saturn’s atmosphere, telling us about its composition until contact was lost.
While it’s always sad when a mission comes to an end, Cassini’s finale plunge is a truly spectacular end for one of the most scientifically rich voyages yet undertaken in our solar system. To truly reveal the wonders of Saturn, we had to go there.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
#NASA #Cassini #GrandFinale #GoodbyeCassini #space #science #photography #astronomy #picoftheday



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____.daviid.___ 04.12.2019 - 00:28

No puedo creer como llega a ser tan perfecto.

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issabellaxxc 04.12.2019 - 00:28

Saturn’s rings are so beautiful. Poor little «Sheperd Moons» they orbit Saturn inside of the rings. Must be a pain in the back I suppose! 😁

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opowell96 04.12.2019 - 00:28

@paytonalley

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mariaangelina02 04.12.2019 - 00:28

Wait is saturn always grey?

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tristan_anakin_bagaskara 04.12.2019 - 00:28

Maybe you should send some probes to explore europa and its ocean

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melodyhauwel 04.12.2019 - 00:28

Lovely dress and beach setting there

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alekc.221010 04.12.2019 - 00:28

Это очень прекрасные снимки

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biogaitan 04.12.2019 - 00:28

@solmars_

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bulletjournalim 04.12.2019 - 00:28

İsin yoksa simdi bi daha arac yolla titana 😑😑😑

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bulletjournalim 04.12.2019 - 00:28

E nolcak simdii ??

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bulletjournalim 04.12.2019 - 00:28

Nasaa

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bulletjournalim 04.12.2019 - 00:28

Sana diyorum

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bulletjournalim 04.12.2019 - 00:28

Hep

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bulletjournalim 04.12.2019 - 00:28

İki yildir sizin araciniz sturne incek diye bekliyorum ben burda

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bulletjournalim 04.12.2019 - 00:28

Noldu astroid kusagina mi denk geldii

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bulletjournalim 04.12.2019 - 00:28

Noldu aracaaa

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bulletjournalim 04.12.2019 - 00:28

Diger fotolarin da yüklesenize

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ayseguly07 04.12.2019 - 00:28

😍

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sarilla23 04.12.2019 - 00:28

@chioo7

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luxtravelerlife 04.12.2019 - 00:28

yes! love it!

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7huesbeauty 04.12.2019 - 00:28

Mind-Boggling ideas 🖌️🖌️

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lucaazanella 04.12.2019 - 00:28

@ter_30 è questa la mia sonda!!!

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__stary_night___ 04.12.2019 - 00:28

U SPENT 2 DECADES IN SPACE???!!!

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_onarts 04.12.2019 - 00:28

❤️

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