Cassini Mission

The Cassini–Huygens mission commonly called Cassini, was collaboration between NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA), and the Italian Space Agency (ASI) to send a probe to study the planet Saturn and its system, including its rings and natural satellites.

It was launched into space in October1997. Cassini’s mission to explore Saturn ended on Sept. 15, 2017 with a deliberate plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere.

  • Findings of Cassini and Huygens have revealed the existence ofearth-like geographic features, great lakes of liquid nitrogen gas on Titan’s surface.
  • Cassini also found evidence for the existence of underground ocean on the moon Enceladus and some sort of life underneath.

Cassini was the fourth space probe to visit Saturn and the first to enter its orbit.


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