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

I'm trying to keep up with ESA's images, as my regular bloggies would know I used to post this every week but I'm slacking nowadays. This weeks images show cyclone Debbie, Supernova remnant SNR 0509-68.7 and ESA's ExoMars Rover. Click on the link for the full article. via Week In Images / Highlights / ESA No … Continue reading ESA – Week in Images

Images from the closest pass yet of Saturn’s RingS

  The Cassini probe has been capturing the most detailed and amazing images yet of Saturn's rings. The spacecraft is making it's final passes before it is plunged into Saturn later on in the year. Click for more: via NASA just captured some of the most mind-blowing images of Saturn's icy rings ever - ScienceAlert … Continue reading Images from the closest pass yet of Saturn’s RingS

ESA – A Year in Images

Last year was a great year for discoveries and space exploration. Tim Peake's mission to the international space station has inspired an entire generation, Mars another mission under way, Juno started it's mission around Jupiter. we also said a sad farewell to Rosetta, crashed into it's comet before it got too far from the sun … Continue reading ESA – A Year in Images