|One of Saturn's moons above its rings against star-lit space.|
If you are not science buff, "Cassini-Huygens is one of the most ambitious missions NASA ever launched into space. Loaded with an array of powerful instruments and cameras, the spacecraft is capable of taking accurate measurements and detailed images in a variety of atmospheric conditions and light spectra."
Cassini reached Saturn in July 2004 and has been dubbed one of the most successful of NASA's many missions. It's "scripted death dive" occurred on September 15, 2017.
What are some of the missions biggest discoveries?
One of its moons, Enceladus, shows evidence of water-based ice and a subsurface ocean leading to speculation about the presence of life.
The rings are a laboratory for how planets are formed, colliding and separating. Scientists even think they witnessed the birth of a new moon.
But it's the pictures - those close up and personal pictures of a planet in our solar system that attract a lot of attention. They are just beautiful.
Do you want to visit another planet someday? Have you visited the planetarium on campus? Do you think people will be living on other planets in your lifetime?