Just so’s you know…


Cassini’s last orbit is happening today, when it will dive into Saturn’s atmosphere (to become a shooting star for any locals who might be on hand).

It’s going to keep its cameras going for as long as possible.

NASA TV has “live” coverage starting at 7AM  EDT.  “Live” meaning as it comes in.  Not as it actually happens, seeing that the time-lag for radio signals from Saturn is currently about 83 minutes.  But “live” as in: you can’t get the news any faster than this.

Here’s the timeline:

And here’s an especially glorious collection of 100 Cassini images, selected by the New York Times.

Our faithful robot pals… out there exploring for us.


Next best thing to being there.


2 Responses to “Cassini”

  • Elyse Says:

    In lieu of Patreon (which you don’t seem to have?) I have just purchased the Nook editions of the Books. I had purchased the Kindle ones when they first became available, but I really prefer the Nook interface and epub format.

  • Laurie J. Marks Says:

    I watched the pbs show on Cassini this week, and looked at the spectacular pictures. I’m not sure I want to GO there but I sure wish I could BE there.