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The Beginning of the End for Cassini
Jesse Rogerson, PhD
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Apr 21, 2017
A short description of the upcoming Grand Finale of the Cassini Spacecraft. Over the next 5 months, Cassini will make 22 plunges between Saturn's rings and the planet itself. No craft has ever been that close. During this final phase, Cassini will make close up measurements of the rings for the first time, image the planet's cloud-tops in unprecedented detail, and even answer long-standing questions like: how fast does Saturn actually rotate? It's going to be a very interesting 5 months.