Cassini between Saturn and the rings

March 26, 2014

In late 2016, the Cassini spacecraft will begin a completely new type of mission at Saturn. During its final months, the intrepid spacecraft will climb repeatedly high above the planet’s north pole and then dive between the planet and the innermost edge of its dazzling rings.

What should we call this exciting phase of Cassini’s mission? The Cassini team wants you to help us decide.

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The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

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