NASA killed Cassini to avoid contaminating Saturn’s moons

NASA killed Cassini to avoid contaminating Saturn’s moons

NASA scientists killed the hard-working Cassini spacecraft to avoid contaminating Saturn’s moons with Earth microbes because they may have the potential to support life.

NASA killed Cassini to avoid contaminating Saturn’s moons

NASA scientists killed the hard-working Cassini spacecraft to avoid contaminating Saturn’s moons with Earth microbes because they may have the potential to support life. On Friday at 7:55 a.m. ET, the world said goodbye to Cassini after 20 years in space and 13 years orbiting Saturn and its moons

NASA killed Cassini to avoid contaminating Saturn’s moons

NASA scientists are killing the hard-working Cassini spacecraft to avoid contaminating Saturn’s moons, which may have the potential to support life, with Earth microbes. On Friday around 8 a.m. ET the world says goodbye to Cassini after 20 years in space and 13 years orbiting Saturn and its moons, providing incredibly detailed, high-resolution photos of what many consider the jewel of our solar system.

NASA is killing Cassini to avoid contaminating Saturn’s

NASA scientists are killing the hard-working Cassini spacecraft to avoid contaminating Saturn’s moons, which may have the potential to support life, with Earth microbes.

Cassini probe killed by Saturn, ending NASA’s $3.26

NASA’s $3.26 billion mission was ended to prevent contaminating oceans of Saturn’s moons — water that may harbor alien life.

Cassini’s Death Dive Will Protect 2 Possibly Life

Cassini’s handlers want to avoid a scenario in which the spacecraft, drifting through the Saturn system beyond their control, ends up spiraling down to the surface of either moon.

Nasa kills off Cassini after 20 year mission | Daily Mail

After 20 years in space, Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft has finally completed its suicide mission, plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere. While we were unable to see Cassini’s dying moments, an animation

Here’s why NASA had to crash Cassini – CNBC

Sep 15, 2017 · Watch video · The international Cassini mission to Saturn went up in flames. It was the best, safest end to the years-long mission. Cassini has provided scientists with crucial data about Saturn and its moons.

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CASSINI Exploration of Saturn – NASA

seasonal changes on Saturn and its moons during the planet’s northern summer (Solstice). Thanks to the Cassini mission, we have learned that the Saturn ring F is the most tenuous (having little strength) and the thinnest circling the planet, yet it is the most dynamic.

FAQ | Mission – Solar System Exploration: NASA Science

With input from more than 2,000 members of the public, team members on NASA’s Cassini mission to Saturn have chosen a name for the final phase of the mission: the Cassini Grand Finale. Starting in late 2016, the Cassini spacecraft will begin a daring set of orbits …