The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) $3.9-billion Cassini spacecraft ended its 20-year-long ground-breaking journey with a fiery plunge into the Saturn’s crushing atmosphere. It had beamed back never-before-seen images of the ringed planet and its mysterious moons until the last moment.
Operators deliberately made Cassini dive into the gas giant to ensure that the planet’s moons remain pristine for future exploration. No spacecraft has ever ventured so close to the planet before.
Important Takeaways from Above News-
- Robert M. Lightfoot Jr. is NASA Acting Administrator.
- NASA was established in 1958.
Source- The Hindu