NASA reconstructs Cassini’s last moments

Artist's concept of Cassini entering the Saturnian atmosphere

On September 15, 2017, the Cassini mission came to a fiery end as the unmanned deep space probe slammed into the atmosphere of Saturn. Now, thanks to telemetry sent by the spacecraft during its final plunge, NASA engineers have been able to reconstruct the final dramatic seconds before contact with the explorer was lost forever and answer a minor mystery about Cassini’s “comeback.”

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Publicado el 12 de octubre del 2017