Why Kill Cassini? Saturn Probe's Fate Carefully Considered

Monday, July 17, 2017 - 15:42 in Astronomy & Space

On Sept. 15, the Cassini spacecraft will destroy itself by burning up in Saturn's atmosphere in order to protect the ringed planet's moons from biological contamination by bacteria from Earth. But there were other possible fates for Cassini.

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