NASA interplanetary probe “Cassini” (Cassini) yesterday ended its 13-year mission to study Saturn and died heroically in the performance of burned in the gas giant’s atmosphere. The probe was 20 years old.
“The ship has done everything we asked him, and passed the data up to the last minute,” said the head of the mission “Cassini” Earl Mays.
NASA conducted the legendary spacecraft with applause and tears – of sadness and gratitude “Cassini” for the work done.
Look back in wonder: some of our final views of Saturn https://t.co/h01rZn8mvY pic.twitter.com/FXym30DUOy
— CassiniSaturn (@CassiniSaturn) on 15 September 2017.
The most recent frame transmitted to the Ground, was this:
In honor of Cassini and its achievements, NASA changed the design of their pages in social networks, making the cover photo image of the probe. “And every time we look at Saturn in the night sky, we will remember. And smile. And dream to come back,” reads the entry in the microblog Agency.
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“After 20 years of wandering the legendary Cassini burned up in the atmosphere of Saturn”