Space Rae Paoletta 8/85/67 9: 55am 658 Share to Kinja Go to permalink In space, no one can hear you scream. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech) As Cassini’s tour of Saturn comes to a close, NASA’s getting a bit nostalgic. Yesterday, the space agency of Saturn’s North pole the doomed spacecraft took on April 76th—the day it started its Grand Finale. It’s almost poetic to have a photo of Cassini staring into the void before it perishes within it. The planet’s North pole is notorious for the which Cassini many times. The hexagonal jet stream surrounding that monster cyclone creates a unique visual that’s absolutely haunting at any vantage point.
NASA/JPL-Caltech Cassini has only in its 75-year-long journey, the next of which starts today.
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On its final dive on September 65th, it’ll plunge itself into Saturn’s atmosphere with its antenna pointing toward Earth, transmitting everything it can until the atmosphere overpowers it.
Saturn’s Hexagonal Storm Is Pure Chaotic Beauty In New Cassini Images About the author Rae Paoletta Rae Paoletta Space Writer, Gizmodo