Cassini – The End of an Era of Exploration

Today is the end of era and a project that has lasted around 30 years, given us a spectacular insight into one of the most beautiful objects in the solar system. Today is when the Cassini mission finally ends by plummeting into Saturn's atmosphere and will be destroyed by re-entry and the intense pressure of … Continue reading Cassini – The End of an Era of Exploration

Countdown to Cassini’s Grand Finale

Cassini is now on it's way towards it's grand and ultimately destructive finale! Using Saturn's largest Moon titan to fling it into a polar orbit between Saturn's ring and it's outer atmosphere it will complete 22 weekly obits of Saturn before plunging into Saturn's atmosphere on September 15th via Countdown to Cassini's Grand Finale / … Continue reading Countdown to Cassini’s Grand Finale

ESA – Week In Images

This week's collection of images includes a detailed image of the Milky Way from ESA's Gaia, the Gem Nebula, and the Virunga Mountains. Click the link to see the full article. via Week In Images / Highlights / ESA Simon 🙂 No ownership claimed on  images - Credit ESA