The spacecraft Cassini is pictured above Saturn’s northern hemisphere prior to making one of its Grand Finale dives in this NASA handout illustration obtained by Reuters August 29, 2017.
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Source: Rebecca Joseph, Global News, September 15, 2017
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft to meet fiery end
NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which has been on a 13-year journey to Saturn, will complete its mission to the ringed planet Friday morning as it enters the planet’s atmosphere.
Cassini, which has been sending pictures back for years, will meet a fiery end as it descends into Saturn at around 7:55 a.m. ET.
The spacecraft, which was the first ever to orbit Saturn, will burn up upon entry of the planet’s crushing atmosphere.
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