Science Channel to Present Live Broadcast of Final Moments of NASA Spacecraft Before It Crashes Into Saturn
Science Channel will follow the final moments of NASA's Cassini spacecraft before it crashes into the atmosphere of Saturn. On Friday, September 15th the Cassini mission will end its remarkable 13-year tour of Saturn by plunging into the gas giant and burning up. Cassini has spent months diving close to Saturn's rings, offering the world remarkable never-before-seen images of the planet. Now we'll see what it looks like from inside its famous rings. Science Channel captures the months of lead-up to the mission's 'Grand Finale,' as well images taken right before the crash, in SPACE'S DEEPEST SECRETS: CASSINI, premiering Tuesday, September 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. The network will also go live on September 15 at 7:50 a.m., broadcasting Cassini's final moments.
The images taken by Cassini have provided the closest ever look at Saturn's swirling cloud tops, as well as the first accurate measurement of its magnetic field. It will be a fitting end to one of the most scientifically fascinating space missions ever undertaken. SPACE'S DEEPEST SECRETS: CASSINI recounts the 20-year history of the mission, its countless discoveries and awe-inspiring images, and how it has completely transformed our understanding of Saturn, its rings and moons.