NASA's Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn's atmosphere early Friday morning, vaporizing like a small meteor in the Saturnian sky.
Cassini began breaking apart in Saturn’s atmosphere at 3:31 a.m. Pacific time, but it took more than an hour for its last signal to reach Earth. Mission managers at the
NASA officials will host their first post-Cassini news conference at 6:30 a.m. Pacific time — and you can watch it live right here.
Participants will include Earl Maize, Cassini's project manager; Linda Spilker, the mission's chief scientist; and Julie Webster, head of spacecraft operations.
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6:35 a.m. Friday: This story has been updated to reflect the fact that the Cassini mission has come to an end.