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Behold, Cassini! One of Mankind's greatest achievements. Last Friday Cassini made it's final plunge into the depths of Saturn, ending it's 13 years of orbit around the ringed planet. 13 years of exploring the unknown, 13 years of some of the greatest images ever captured, and 13 years of untold scientific data. Cassini gave us a close up eye on one of our solar system's most beautiful wonders. One of the many discoveries by Cassini is when it observed water plumes erupting from the icy moon Enceladus. We now know this distant moon holds a warm salty ocean underneath it's thick ice sheat that has all the ingredients for life, making it one of the most scientifically valuable planetary bodies in our solar system. Not only did it observe from the sky, but Cassini also landed a probe on Saturn's moon Titan where it discovered liquid methane that behaves similar to water here on Earth. Imagine a world here in our own solar system where liquid methane rains from the sky, creates rivers that carve out massive gorges, and has massive liquid methane oceans. I've never felt so sad over something so bizzare. A small space probe that ended it's mission. While we can still observe Saturn from a far, for now the curtains of discovery have closed. We won't know when the next water plume erupts on Enceladus, or when the next monster storm breaks out in Saturn's atmosphere, or how the planet reacts as it travels farther from the sun in it's 29 Earth year orbit. But what I do know is that I'll continued to be 'wowed' every time I look up at Saturn in the night sky, and I'll continue to push myself to discover what makes my life so great. So thank you Cassini! #cassini #saturn #space

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Aether and a black hole

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The Cassini spacecraft has left us but what do we know about the man for whom the ship was named? Giovanni Domenico Cassini was an Italian astronomer who made several discoveries about Saturn including the presence of rings and moons. He also left behind a cartographic legacy by beginning work on the first complete topographic map of France. The final map stretched 38 feet wide and 39 feet tall. It took 65 years and four generations of Cassini family members to complete. The map is part of the David Rumsey Map Collection, which you can explore in ArcGIS Online at esriurl.com/france.

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Via @science_insider : NASA is about to create a $3.26-billion nuclear fireball in Saturn’s clouds. Space scientists are steeling themselves for the moment they’ve both dreaded and eagerly anticipated for years: The end of the Cassini mission — a fiery and spectacular death that NASA calls the “Grand Finale.” Early in the morning of September 15, 2017, Cassini will plunge into the clouds of Saturn to prevent contaminating any icy, watery moons that may support alien life. For more on the molten fireball mission, visit BusinessInsider.com. #NASA #Cassini #Saturn #spacemission #space #science #moons #outerspace #planets LIKE & REPOST JIKA INI BERMANFAAT DAN MENAMBAH PENGETAHUANMU SEPUTAR TEKNOLOGI sebanyak kamu share, sebanyak itu pula manfaat yang kamu berikan untuk orang lain.

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Thomas Ruff's interest in visual systems has led him to explore increasingly complex modes of digital imaging. In 2008 the artist used images transmitted from @Nasa's Cassini space probe to make highly coloured abstract works. During it's journey, Cassini discovered, among other things, that two of Saturn's moons could support life. The spacecraft took a much publicized "death dive" into the planet's atmosphere last Friday. ... Thomas Ruff, cassini 01, 2008. Chromogenic print, 42 5/8 x 42 5/8 x 1 3/4 inches (108.3 x 108.3 x 4.4 cm) cassini 17, 2009. Chromogenic print, 40 5/8 x 42 5/8 x 1 3/4 inches (103.2 x 108.3 x 4.4 cm) cassini 22, 2009. Chromogenic print, 42.72 x 42.72 inches (108.5 x 108.5 cm) ... #Cassini #Nasa #ThomasRuff