Science Channel followed the final moments of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft before it crashed into the atmosphere of Saturn. On Friday, September 15th, 2017, the Cassini mission ended its remarkable 13-year tour of Saturn by plunging into the gas giant and burning up. Cassini spent months diving close to Saturn’s rings, offering the world remarkable never-before-seen images of the planet. Science Channel captured the months of lead-up to the mission’s ‘Grand Finale,’ as well images taken right before the crash, in SPACE’S DEEPEST SECRETS: CASSINI. The network also went live on September 15 at 7:50 a.m., broadcasting Cassini’s final moments.
The images taken by Cassini have provided the closest ever look at Saturn’s swirling cloud tops, as well as the first accurate measurement of its magnetic field. It will be a fitting end to one of the most scientifically fascinating space missions ever undertaken. SPACE’S DEEPEST SECRETS: CASSINI recounts the 20-year history of the mission, its countless discoveries and awe-inspiring images, and how it has completely transformed our understanding of Saturn, its rings and moons.
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