MAY 18, 2017 08:22 AM PDT

Cassini's Most Notable Discoveries

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard
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The Cassini mission is currently carrying out its Grand Finale, during which it slingshots in between Saturn and its rings 22 times before plunging into Saturn's atmosphere later this year in what's being called a 'suicide mission.'

Cassini was launched in 1997 and arrived at Saturn in 2004. For over a decade, the spacecraft has been collecting data and beaming it back to Earth for astronomers to study, and in that spans of time, it discovered multiple important facts about our Solar System.

Learning about the possible habitability of Saturn's moons, the ferocity of space storms, and the mysteries of Saturn's rings among other things has been nothing short of interesting and enlightening.

In this video, you'll learn about five of Cassini's most notable discoveries during its time of exploration in the Saturnine system.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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