NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA /ˈnæsə/) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as‘s Cassini spacecraft has sent back stunning images from its historic dive between Saturn and its rings.
Cassini is the first spacecraft spacecraft is a vehicle, or machine designed to fly in outer space to explore the 1,500-mile gap between Saturn and its rings. The orbiter used its dish-shaped high-gain antenna, which measures 13 feet across, as a protective shield during Wednesday’s .
NASA explained that its Deep Space Network Goldstone Complex in California’s Mojave Desert picked up Cassini’s signal at 2:56 a.m. EDT on Thursday and data is, from its Latin origin, a singular form of “data”, and may refer to a single item of data began flowing from the probe four minutes later.
“In the grandest tradition of exploration, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has once again blazed a trail, showing us new wonders and demonstrating where our curiosity can take us if we dare,” said Jim Green, director of the Planetary Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe Division or divider may refer to at NASA Headquarters in Washington, in a .
The spacecraft came within about 1,900 miles mile is an English unit of length of linear measure equal to 5,280 feet, or 1,760 yards, and standardised as exactly 1,609.344 metres by international agreement in 1959 of Saturn’s cloud tops during its epic dive and within about 200 miles of the innermost visible edge of the rings most broadly refers to a hollow circular shape or to a high-pitched sound, according to NASA.
Cassini will make a total of 22 dives or Diving may refer to between may refer to Saturn and its rings as part of the orbiter orbiter is a space probe that orbits a planet or other astronomical object‘s so-called “Grand Finale.” Its next dive is scheduled for May 2.
The spacecraft has generated a trove of scientific data on Saturn and its moons during its mission. Earlier this month, for example, NASAthat Saturn’s moon Enceladus could support life thanks to the discovery of hydrogen.
After almost two decades in space, the orbiter’s mission will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive end on Sept. 15 2017 when Cassini is scheduled to crash into Saturn.
The Cassini mission began on Oct. 15 1997 when the spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a Titan IVB/Centaur rocket. Cassini arrived at Saturn in 2004.
NASA is partnering with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space is the boundless three-dimensional extent in which objects and events have relative position and direction Agency may refer to: A governmental or other institution The abstract principle that autonomous beings, agents, are capable of acting by themselves: see also autonomy on the Cassini-Huygens mission. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), a division of Caltech, manages the mission for NASA’s Science Mission may refer to Directorate.
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