Saturday, 29 April 2017

Cassini's Grand Finale

Cassini–Huygens is an international project (NASA, ESA and ASI) with an aim: the study of Saturn and its moons. The unmanned spacecraft Cassini began its journey on October 15, 1997. Twenty years after, its adventure is close to finish.

NASA is following its last steps in Cassini: The Grand Finale. In this webpage are published a lot of very interesting pictures taken by this special spacial photographer.

Farewell to Mimas. Taken on January 30, 2017 at about 40.000 Km of distance. Mimas is a Saturn's icy moon.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute. Link.
Ring Details on Display. The ring is one of the most charismatic details of this giant planet. Due to the speed and distance, we usually view it as a blurred surface. In this picture we can view it closer.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute. Link.
 
Potentially Hospitable Enceladus. Under a ice layer, this moon contains an ocean and maybe even hydrothermal activity. Life in this planet could have be possible.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute. Link.
View from Above. Under the serene appearance of Saturn's surface there are high-speed winds and changing weather.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute. Link.

Awesome images with a great value for scientists and photographers.

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