Some 800 million miles away, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has orbited Saturn and captured images of its rings and icy moons. After nearly 5 billion miles traveled and 20 years of sending revealing data from the gas giant, Cassini is winding down its way toward a suicide plunge into the planet. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how NASA is choreographing the spacecraft’s final dive.
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In this stunning animation, watch NASA's Cassini spacecraft begin the last chapter of its 20-year mission to Saturn. Diving deeper into Saturn's rings than ever before, scientists hope that the data from Cassini's final orbits will help to improve our understanding of the giant ringed planet. The probe's last act will be to plunge itself into the planet's atmosphere, where it will burn up and become part of the planet itself. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/Shortfilmshowcase About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email email@example.com to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Visit saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/ to learn more about the Cassini mission and its Grand Finale. Directed by Erik Wernquist. Video courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech. Crashing Into Saturn: This Cassini Mission Is the Most Epic Yet | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/68vxYRAony8 National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Feast your eyes on icy volcanoes, ethane lakes, and ripples in Saturn's rings - all courtesy of a doomed space probe named Cassini. ↓↓ Links & Info ↓↓ SUBMIT A QUESTION HERE: http://www.npr.org/skunkbear SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/2dH6fpR TUMBLR: http://skunkbear.tumblr.com/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/NPRskunkbear Credits: Produced by Adam Cole (@cadamole) and Ryan Kellman Senior Editor: Alison Richards Supervising Editor: Andrea Kissack Images: NASA | ESA | ASI JPL-Caltech Space Science Institute USGS University of Arizona University of Idaho Getty Images Wellcome Trust Music: MUSIC Calm Me Down - Adam Connor, Benjamin Ian Cocks Starlight Pattern, Falling Blossom, Galactical Path - Andrew Blaney Spring Waltz - Daniel May, Marc Ferrari Into The Light - Marc Ferrari, Matt Hirt Sound effects from amazing Freesound.org users: plivesey inspectorj anthousai bone666138
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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will plunge into Saturn on September 15, incinerating itself after 20 years in space. Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n Nasa's Cassini grand finale ends on September 15th as it will burn into Saturn. It's photos of Saturns rings are the clearest we have ever seen. --------------------------------------------------------------- Want more from The New York Times? Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nytvideo Twitter: https://twitter.com/nytvideo Instagram: http://instagram.com/nytvideo Whether it's reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. It's all the news that's fit to watch. On YouTube. Cassini Grand Finale Burns into Saturn | Out There http://www.youtube.com/user/TheNewYorkTimes
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The Cassini-Huygens mission arrived at Saturn in 2004, beginning an epic thirteen-year tour of the ringed planet and its many moons. Cassini and its companion probe, Huygens, were an international collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA). Cassini carried an impressive array of scientific instruments, including the Composite Infrared Spectrometer (CIRS) built at Goddard Space Flight Center. By studying the Saturn system in heat radiation, CIRS observed hot spots in a giant Saturn storm, discovered a new hydrocarbon in Titan's smoggy atmosphere, found unexpected surface heating on Mimas and Tethys, and even detected evidence of a liquid water ocean under the icy shell of Enceladus. This video explores Cassini CIRS' Greatest Hits, as told by instrument team members Michael Flasar, Conor Nixon, and Carrie Anderson. Read more: https://cms.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/excitement-and-tears-as-nasa-goddard-team-prepares-for-cassini-finale View Directors Cut: https://youtu.be/7AbLq1nDuR8 Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center/Dan Gallagher Music provided by Killer Tracks: "Particles and Waves," "Odyssey," "Solaris," "Expansive," "Horizon Ahead," "Ion Bridge," "Outer Space" This video is public domain and along with other supporting visualizations can be downloaded from the Scientific Visualization Studio at: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12709 If you liked this video, subscribe to the NASA Goddard YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/NASAExplorer Or subscribe to NASA’s Goddard Shorts HD Podcast: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/iTunes/f0004_index.html Follow NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center · Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NASA.GSFC · Twitter https://twitter.com/NASAGoddard · Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/ · Instagram https://www.instagram.com/nasagoddard/ · Google+ https://plus.google.com/+NASAGoddard/posts
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On Sept. 13, NASA held a news conference from the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in Pasadena, California to discuss details of final mission activities for the agency’s Cassini mission to Saturn. On Sept. 15, the Cassini spacecraft will complete its remarkable story of exploration with an intentional plunge into Saturn's atmosphere, ending its mission after nearly 20 years in space.
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The Cassini mission’s epic 13-year exploration of Saturn is coming to a close. On Sept. 15, the spacecraft will make a planned plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn in order to protect pristine icy moons that warrant future exploration. As the mission nears its end, team members reflect on this historic, international collaboration. The video uses a combination of animation and actual imagery returned over the course of the mission. For more information about the Cassini mission, visit https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov. For specific information about the mission's Grand Finale, visit https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/gov.
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After twenty years in space, and ten years observing Saturn and its moons, the Cassini probe has plunged into the ringed planet's atmosphere. This dramatic conclusion to the mission was to prevent the probe possibly contaminating a Saturn moon that could harbour the requirements for life.
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After 20 years in space, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft will make its suicide plunge into Saturn's atmosphere on Sept. 15. For the team of scientists who began working on the project in the 1980s, it means the end of decades of work that led to scientific progress and never-before-seen images of Saturn's rings, moons and surface. Photo: NASA Video: Dipti Kapadia/The Wall Street Journal Don’t miss a WSJ video, subscribe here: http://bit.ly/14Q81Xy More from the Wall Street Journal: Visit WSJ.com: http://www.wsj.com Visit the WSJ Video Center: http://wsj.com/video On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/wsj/videos/ On Twitter: https://twitter.com/WSJvideo On Snapchat Discover: http://on.wsj.com/2ratjSM
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Cassini sends back one final image - http://cnet.co/2f75tTQ NASA engineers and scientists crashed the Cassini spacecraft into Saturn on Friday, ending the 20-year-old explorer's mission. See how it unfolded live on NASA TV. Subscribe to CNET: http://cnet.co/2heRhep Check out our playlists: http://cnet.co/2g8kcf4 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cnet Follow us on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cnet Follow us on Instagram: http://bit.ly/2icCYYm Add us on Snapchat: http://cnet.co/2h4uoK3
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The Cassini mission required more nuclear power than any other mission in NASA’s history. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ MISSION SATURN AIRS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 15 at 9/8c. About Mission Saturn: NASA’s biggest spacecraft plunges into Saturn in the final act of a 20-year mission showcasing the planet like never before. About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta A Nuclear-Powered Space Mission | Mission Saturn https://youtu.be/WfELsECS83g National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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The final chapter in a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery, Cassini's Grand Finale is in many ways like a brand new mission. Twenty-two times, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will dive through the unexplored space between Saturn and its rings. What we learn from these ultra-close passes over the planet could be some of the most exciting revelations ever returned by the long-lived spacecraft. This animated video tells the story of Cassini's final, daring assignment and looks back at what the mission has accomplished. For more about the making of this video, including the science behind the imagery, see the feature at https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/news/3016/making-cassinis-grand-finale/ The Cassini mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (the European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. For more information about Cassini's Grand Finale, please visit https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/grandfinale
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At just 240,000 miles from Saturn's north pole, NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped some stunning photos. These are the first images of the spacecraft's new mission, which is taking it closer to Saturn than it has been since it arrived at Saturn in 2004. Read more: http://www.techinsider.io/ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsider TWITTER: https://twitter.com/businessinsider INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/businessinsider/ TUMBLR: http://businessinsider.tumblr.com/
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn on Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years.