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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Cassini's End

Posted : Friday, 15 September 2017, 04:41
therevillsgames
Goodbye Cassini...
Posted : Friday, 15 September 2017, 04:41
GfK
Quite sad really. A gnat's cock under seven years just to get there, 13 years of poking about and taking pictures the like of which was unthinkable just 50 years ago, and now (at 11:40BST) it's got barely an hour of it's life left before we send it into oblivion.
Posted : Friday, 15 September 2017, 04:47
Jayenkai
That's not sad.
It's given us oodles of data and pictures and stuff. That's a fantastic life for a machine created for doing just that.
It'll have a great afterlife in Silicon Heaven.

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Posted : Friday, 15 September 2017, 04:51
GfK
No, it really is. It's done a sterling job but there's still shit-tons more we could learn.

On the other hand, better to deliberately destroy it while they can, rather than have it floating around the universe as an uncontrolled piece of space junk. And hopefully it'll get some good Saturny info on the way down.
Posted : Monday, 18 September 2017, 13:51
GfK
There's a Horizon special about this on BBC2 in 10 mins (and I would assume iPlayer later)