This made Cassini's grand finale death dive more special since images like this is considered rare during the entirety of its mission. Cassini zoomed past Venus and explored Jupiter before entering into orbit around the gas giant Saturn, the first spacecraft to do so.
Some key numbers for Cassini's Grand Finale and final plunge into Saturn. The Cassini project scientist Linda Spilker said that the grand finale of Cassini-Huygens is just another brand new mission because the space probe will show the biggest discoveries on its final orbit. The spacecraft, which has been studying the Saturn system since 2004, will start its Grand Finale mission Wednesday and end it by plunging into the planet's atmosphere September 15.
Cassini also will study Saturn's atmosphere and take measurements to determine the size of the planet's rocky core.
Cassini received a large increase in velocity of approximately 1,925 mph (precisely 860.5 meters per second) with respect to Saturn from the close encounter with Titan.
Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions
On Saturday, the plaintiff in that drug case, citing Baker's decision, asked that the temporary restraining order be withdrawn. Even with the stays in place and questions remaining before a number of courts, executions are still possible Monday night.
China, Philippines argue over defense chief's island visit
The President instead has directed the military to fortify the islands in the West Philippines now occupied by Filipino soldiers. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang told reporters at a regular briefing that Beijing had "no information" on the matter.
Cassini captured this view on April 12, 2017, at 10:41 p.m. PDT (1:41 a.m. EDT on April 13). Cassini now begins one last campaign.... Through its travels in the ring gap, scientists hope that Cassini will help differentiate between the weight of Saturn and the weight of its rings. The spacecraft will be out of contact during the dive and for about a day afterward while it makes science observations from close to the planet.
Before the finale, Cassini managed to take some interesting images including an image of Earth from space. Images and other data are expected to begin flowing in shortly after communication is established.
Cassini is the most sophisticated space probe ever built.
If all goes well, Cassini will repeat that orbit on a weekly basis until September 15, collecting samples of Saturn's atmosphere and measuring its mass and weight in the process, according to The Verge.
Awad Al-Awad was named minister of culture and information, another key position in the government, replacing Adel Al-Toraifi. Washington provides some logistical and intelligence support, as well as weapons, for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
Since the design of the Moto Z2 Play is nearly identical to the original phone, we would expect it to have a big battery as well. Lenovo will soon put the second generation of Moto Z on the table and one of the models that will arrive will be Moto Z2 Play .
Once of the most significant strikes took place March 17, when Israeli aircraft attacked Assad's forces near Palmyra. Earlier this month, it carried out a drill simulating the takeover of an Israeli position.
Greece has to reach a primary surplus of 1.75% in 2017 and 3.5% in 2018 and maintain it at that level in the medium term. Under the terms of its bailout program, Greece had to reach a 0.5% primary budget surplus in 2016.
Supercharging is a much faster than the normal charging method of simply plugging a vehicle into a traditional electrical outlet. By the extension of Tesla supercharger network, it provides more efficient and consistent charging facility to the Tesla user.
Although this idea may creep people out, Musk said the level of technology available today already makes people a "cyborg". The short-term goal is just a way to fund the long-term goal, and this is where things start to get really interesting.
Conley set a franchise postseason record with 35 points, and Gasol finished with 16 points after shooting 5 of 12 for the game. The San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies will head to Game 5 tied at 2-2, thanks to Memphis' 110-108 OT win Saturday night.
Jimmy Butler said he told Grant and Carter-Williams to "just get lost in the game, " but, too often, both guards just looked lost. And despite an ugly 17-point loss that looked familiar to the crowd of 21,293, the Bulls still can advance without Rondo.
As we reported Thursday, the attack's victims are from a wide cross-section, representing at least 12 nationalities. Then, he rammed the vehicle outside the parliament, with the aim of entering the building, armed with two knives.
At least eight drown as migrant boat sinks off Greece's Lesbos
Searches continue after a pregnant woman, one of two survivors, told officials that there had been a total of 25 people on board. Greece's Aegean Sea islands are a primary transit point for refugees and migrants seeking to reach Europe from Turkey.
It's Record Store Day!
He planned to release a list of what he'll have on hand Friday on the store's Facebook and Instagram pages as well as on Twitter . Record Store Day will feature the double LP "Complete Third", the third in a series of albums released in the past year.
Unemployment rates fall to record lows in 4 US states
The national unemployment rate declined to 4.5 percent in March 2017 from 5.0 percent the same time this past year. A majority of the expansion occurred in retail trade (+1,200), typical hiring for the spring shopping season.
Syria war: U.S. ground troops kill 'leading IS member'
John Thomas (USAF) said operative Abdurakhmon Uzbeki died in an airstrike near al Mayadin, Syria, during the first week of April. U.S. military forces said the militant was a close associate of ISIS leaderr Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.