The record shows that “seen” by the probe during the first contact with the planet
The American space Agency NASA has published a video with the flight of the Cassini spacecraft through the upper atmosphere of Saturn.
The animation was made on the basis of photographs, poluchennyj during the “dive” Cassini through the gap between rings and planet.
During this span of the camera probe he worked almost continuously and received pictures of clouds and the upper atmosphere of Saturn for hours.
NASA experts have chosen the best photography Cassini and arranged them together in a short video, demonstrating what is “seen” by the probe during the first contact with the planet.
The movie begins with a video of the storm on the North pole of Saturn having a hexagon shape.
The first span between the rings of Saturn and its atmosphere will be the last mission of the probe to collect scientific data which, if all goes according to plan, will end in September.
At the end of April, Cassini successfully made a gravity-assist maneuver, made friends with Saturn’s moon Titan, which should eventually translate to a space station on the path of self-destruction.
Scientists hope that this orbit will allow the probe to determine the length of Saturn’s day and age it rings.
But this same orbit will cause the fall of a probe in a dense atmosphere of Saturn. After joining the station in dense layers of the atmosphere, the probe will burn up.
Cassini was launched October 15, 1997 to explore Saturn and its satellite Titan, which scientists suspect the existence of life.
However, a random photograph of another moon of Enceladus so impressed the scientists that they resale to rewrite the program of the flight spacecraft.
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