NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which spent 13 years opening our eyes to the wonders of Saturn, disintegrated Friday morning in the skies above the ringed planet.
The scientists and engineers who worked on Cassini over the decades bid their spaceship farewell with tears and a vow to return to Saturn.
So long Cassini, and thanks for all the science. Here are highlights of NASA's 13-year-long mission at Saturn.
The Cassini mission has been an unequivocal success — but its fate was not always certain. This is the story of how it got off the ground, told by the people who were there.
Some of the most important scientific discoveries to emerge from NASA's Cassini mission to Saturn involve not the planet itself but its many moons. Here's some of what we learned.
After 13 years of observing Saturn, its rings and its myriad moons, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is less than three weeks away from a fiery, brutal end.
What do you do with a 20-year-old spacecraft that has spent 13 years orbiting Saturn, logged 4.1 billion miles in space and is about to run out of fuel?
Great news for Cassini fans: The NASA spacecraft sent word that it successfully completed its first pass through the uncharted territory between Saturn and its rings.
Here's the nothingness Cassini heard as it flew through the empty space between Saturn and its rings
What lies in the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings? According to new data from Cassini, the answer is — not much!