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Cassini Probe Approaches 'Grand Finale'

By wochit 17 December 2016

I still remember when my mom and I drove over to a friend’s house to watch part of the Cassini-Huygens probe land on Titan. And now, Cassini, an orbiter that’s been circling Saturn and sending troves of data back to Earth ever since, is preparing for the final stage of its mission. Starting last week, Cassini will dive through the rings of Saturn once every few days, completing 20 passes. It’s one of the smallest, only a few hundred miles across, but it’s in a constant state of flux, creating and morphing new features all the time.