On Saturday, NASA will fling the probe around Saturn's largest moon, Titan, sending it on a "Grand Finale" orbit that will zip it between the planet and its icy rings for the first time.
Between April and September 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will undertake a daring set of orbits that is, in many ways, like a whole new mission.
Cassini will pass through the rings every week and will finally dive into Saturn on 15th September, 10:45 GMT.
During the spacecraft's penultimate ring pass April 12, it snapped new images of Atlas, a 30-kilometer-wide moon that sits outside Saturn's bright outer ring, the A ring. Although far too small to be visible in the image, the part of Earth facing Cassini at the time was the southern Atlantic Ocean. The Sun is behind the disk of Saturn from Cassini's perspective, so the rings are backlit in this view. Input from Cassini and the Huygens lander shows Saturn's moon Titan to have some Earth-like processes, such as clouds, rain, sand dunes, volcanoes, and rivers and lakes of methane and ethane.
"We want to protect all of the science instruments on the body of the spacecraft", Stupik said. Cassini's fuel tank is practically empty, so with little left to lose, NASA has opted for a risky, but science-rich grand finale.
Dr Jonathan Lunine, director of the Cornell Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science in NY, who has worked on many aspects of the Cassini mission, said: " Cassini is the quintessential "discovery machine", unearthing surprises everywhere it has looked in the Saturn system.
All three were expected back in Kansas City on Tuesday when the Royals open a two-game series against the San Francisco Giants. NY trailed 2-0 with two outs in the sixth before Bruce lined a three-run homer off frustrated starter Vince Velasquez.
Premier Kathleen Wynne's Liberals are widely expected to reveal housing policy measures when Sousa issues his budget on April 27. This comes as policymakers complained that Canadian data on real estate transactions is lacking compared to other jurisdictions.
Residents of the housing complex in IN were joined by environmental activists as they protested nearby before Pruitt arrived. Housing officials said their goal is to move out all families by May. "We can't drink the water".
Maria Sharapova will return to competition on Wednesday in Germany after a 15-month suspension for a doping violation. This may also explain why Williams has not played in a match since winning the Australian Open on January 28.
Wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell said he was moved by the White House ceremony, saying it "almost brought me to tears". Defensive back Devin McCourty said he wouldn't attend because he doesn't feel welcome at the White House.
But the meetings could indicate how forcefully the US will pressure Japan to further open its farm and automotive sectors. North Korea attempted to launch a ballistic missile Sunday but failed, US and South Korean military officials said.
The team said they've looked at players on tape dating back to 2014 to get a full scope for evaluating their talents. About the only thing the two have in common is they're both uber-talented. "They fit ...
Then there's Boston's helplessness in protecting the rim, which has allowed Chicago's perimeter players to live in the paint. Not moving any of their picks or young players at the deadline was a reasonable decision, and at the time a defensible one.
While Chaffetz's decision removes a high-profile foe of House Democrats, the seat he will vacate does not appear ripe for pickup. One of the most well-known Republican members of the House of Representatives won't be running for re-election.
The visit was also a chance to get more clarity about the economic dimension of the U.S. -Indonesia relationship. Vice President Mike Pence and his family have toured Jakarta's Istiqlal Mosque, the largest in Southeast Asia.
People on Twitter shared their reactions to the Unicorn Frap and they're basically just written versions of Katy's spit video. It also has to be said that the drink perhaps wasn't designed with taste as a primary consideration.
But Trump has taken a more conciliatory tone since meeting with Abe in February at the president's Florida resort. Japan and the US have outlined a path forward for economic talks between the countries.
President Trump welcomes Sarah Palin to White House
Palin, Kid Rock , and Nugent's presence at the White House reinforces that Trump is here for only one kind of people. In 2012, Nugent said that if Obama were to be re-elected "I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year".
Paul Merson states his prediction for Arsenal v Man City
The FA Cup may not as big as the Premier League or the Champions League, but it is still a major and very prestigious competition. But all eyes will be on Jesus and what role he may play, with Guardiola taking a decision after the team has travelled to London.
Olympic champion Rollins banned for year
As well as the eight out-of-competition tests, Rollins also passed all eight in-competition drug tests she took previous year . Her gold medal, part of a medals sweep by US 100-meter hurdlers at the Rio Games past year , will not be stripped.
Tennessee Unemployment Rate Falls to 5.1 Percent
With 26,700 more people employed and 7,900 more unemployed, the labor force increased by 34,500 people from February. The Kansas side of the Kansas City metropolitan area saw only a slight dip in its unemployment rate to 3.7 percent.
Bernie Sanders visiting Louisville for political rally
While Senator Sanders stuck to many of his usual talking points, both he and Perez took time to discuss Maine-specific issues. Kentuckians have roundly rejected the ultra-liberal, anti-jobs platform of coastal elites like Sanders and Perez.
Vargas pitches Royals to 2-0 win over Bumgarner, Giants
Vargas is 2-0 with a 0.66 ERA in his first two starts this season. "It was just one of those days where I had to grind it out". The bat wound up finding a hole in the netting behind the plate and struck a fan, and Posey motioned to him to keep it.