End of an Era!

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End of an Era!

Postby jsc248 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 10:02 pm

Hi Gang,

Here is a posting from the CASSINI website outlying the details of the probes last flyby of the Moon Dione. Reading this webpage made me realise that this amazing probe that has sent back so many images since it's arrival at Saturn in 2004, is closing in fast on the end of it's mission. In it's final year it will be diving through the ring planes to get some close up and personal shots of the rings. Take a look at this old(!!) picture of Dione and note Saturn's rings at the top of the image. Read the full story here http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/cassini-to-make-last-close-flyby-of-saturn-moon-dione

John
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