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>> NASA's Cassini's spacecraft is coming to a fiery end. Set to make its farewell dive into Saturn's atmosphere on Friday morning. Wrapping up a 13-year mission orbiting Saturn, collecting data and jaw dropping images like these.>> We won't watch Cassini burn up, what we'll watch it do is slowly turn away from us.
And we'll watch the indicator on the radio science displays that will go down flap and essentially lost signal. The mission will be over within a minute later.>> That mission has provided ground breaking discoveries that included seasonal changes on Saturn and a global ocean on the Moon in Sellitus with ice blooms spouting from its surface.
Scientists say that blowing up the craft will ensure that any hitchhiking Earth microbes still alive on Cassini will not contaminate the moons for future study. And they may have the potential to support indigenous microbial life. NASA says Cassini's final photos as it heads into Saturn's atmosphere will likely be of propellers or gaps in the rings caused by moon lights.