Precious image recording Cassini detectors collide Saturn last moments

This infrared ray image was taken by the visible and infrared plot spectrometer carried by the Cassini detector, showing the scene of the detector entering the Saturnic atmosphere on September 15, when the detector was 634,000 km from Saturn. According to foreign media reports, September 15, Cassini detectors like a meteorite in the same atmosphere in the Saturn, and finally dive into the Saturn’s atmosphere, the end of the 13 (13), according to foreign media reports, September 15, The Saturn system explores history.

Based on a series of pictures taken by the probe near Saturn on September 14, people can accurately observe the exact location of the Cassini probe. Some of the photos were taken in visible light, while others were shot under infrared, NASA officials said the pictures were taken by the Cassini detectors from Saturn’s surface of 634,000 kilometers.

Cassini detectors in Saturn’s sky latitude of 9.4 degrees, 53 degrees west longitude burning. NASA officials described the visible light image, which is located on the dark side of Saturn, but when the Cassini probe finally collides with Saturn’s upper atmosphere, Saturn rotates to the bright side.

This was a monochrome Saturn photograph taken on September 14, when the Cassini probe was 634,000 kilometers from Saturn’s surface, which was the last Saturn photograph taken by the detector, showing the day The probe then dives into Saturn’s atmosphere.

Why did the Cassini Detector dive into Saturn’s atmosphere without taking the image? The project team prioritizes other information, such as measuring Saturn’s atmospheric composition. Task team members pointed out that the transmission of data to the Earth is very low, like this low-quality images will take up a larger bandwidth.


In October 1997, Cassini was launched, the evening of June 30, 2004, the probe arrived in orbit around Saturn. In the past few years, the Cassini detectors have received some significant discoveries such as: Cassini detectors have found huge hydrocarbon lakes on Titan’s surface and found water spray in Titanic Antarctica Geyser.

The Cassini Detector observations show that the two satellites have a liquid sub-surface ocean that can conceive the form of life. At the same time, Titan has two completely different livable environments, it is likely that “weird life” depends on liquid hydrocarbon life, not water, they can live on Titan’s surface.

Cassini project scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Linda Spyridon Turk (Linda Spilker) said, I think one of the biggest legacy left by the Cassini probe is in addition to let us know In addition to Europa, Saturn’s satellites also exist in the marine world.

This is the last visible Saturn image taken by the Cassini Detector, which is formed by red, green and blue spectral filters. Spielk stressed that Titan, Titan, and Titan, is expanding our horizons, where can the solar system be found outside the form of life? Perhaps this is not a narrow space range. In fact, the potential livability of Titan and Titan has led to the death of the Cassini Detector, and the detector controller wants Cassini to avoid collisions when the fuel is exhausted In the Titan and the Titan II surface, this will not allow the detector to carry the Earth’s microbiological contamination of the two satellites. (Allure)

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