Film, Video Cassini's Grand Finale

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  • Cassini's Grand Finale


  • Conor Nixon will cover the greatest highlights from the NASA Cassini mission from its earliest phases to the latest and most exciting results from the "Grand Finale" phase. The Cassini spacecraft has orbited Saturn since 2004, making unprecedented measurements of the planet, its rings and moons. Now in its final year, Cassini has begun close approaches to the outermost F-ring, investigating this ribbon-like structure before passing over Saturn's poles, diving into the narrow gap between the planet and the innermost main rings for a direct "tasting" of the ring "rain," and finally plunging into Saturn's atmosphere.

Event Date

  • September 19, 2017


  • -  Conor Nixon is a space scientist working in the Planetary Systems Laboratory at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. He joined the Cassini mission team at GSFC in 2000.

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  • 1 hours 7 minutes 27 seconds

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