Cassini's Swan Song

May 4, 2017

This is an artists concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver, just after the main engine has begun firing.

On this episode of Our Island Universe: After 13 years surveying Saturn and its moons, the space probe Cassini is entering the final stages of its mission.

Read more about Cassini's Grand Finale.

Shanil Virani, Director of the John C. Wells Planetarium, Harrisonburg, VA.

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