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Re: Cassini Equinox Mission
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2017, 06:30:22 PM »
Farewell to Cassini: it's set to auger into Saturn. As I post this, there are about 10½ hours left.

There's a live feed from NASA as well.
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Re: Cassini Equinox Mission
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2017, 06:41:19 PM »
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Re: Cassini Equinox Mission
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2017, 07:37:57 AM »
The final image from Cassini. It went into the atmosphere of Saturn somewhere in the area shown.


An infrared image showing the impact site (highlighted in the white oval):


Both are from the NASA 'Grand Finale' slide show.
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Re: Cassini Equinox Mission
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2017, 08:14:34 AM »
Was going to say, "Cool images" but I guess it got very hot in the last seconds!
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