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Cassini has taken another spectacular image of its home planet


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#1 NickAu

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:48 AM

Article by Eric Berger

 

 

As it continues to make some of its final flybys of the Saturn system, the Cassini spacecraft hasn't entirely forgone looking back toward its home planet, Earth. And last week the spacecraft's camera snapped a shot of Earth and the Moon (visible in a close-cropped view) from a distance of 1.4 billion km away.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/cassini-has-taken-another-spectacular-image-of-its-home-planet/

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 06:36 AM

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:34 PM

The REALLY spectacular stuff is coming soon, when it transfers to an orbit only 2000km above Saturn's surface. I don't think we've ever had a probe active (we might have had some go that close to make an engine burn but never with cameras rolling) quite that close to a gas giant before. Cassini's results so far have been extraordinary but the best is yet to come, especially the last pictures it will take as it plunges into Saturn.
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Posted 22 April 2017 - 04:45 PM

Cassini has been a spectacularly successful mission for NASA.

 

However in my opinion the two Voyager missions launched in 1977 are their most successful missions. Built with early '70s technology and both now heading into deep space and, the last I heard, both still working.

 

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 10:05 PM

What an amazing photo! Right through a gap in Saturn's rings. Wow!






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