NASA details Cassini’s final plunge on Friday

Cassini will burn up in the atmosphere of Saturn on September 15

NASA has confirmed that the Cassini spacecraft successfully completed its final flyby of the moon Titan and is now on course for its fatal encounter with Saturn on Friday. After 13 years orbiting the giant ringed planet and exploring its moons, the unmanned, nuclear-powered probe will be incinerated at 7:55 am EDT (4:55 am PDT) on September 15 in a planned maneuver that will see it plunge into Saturn’s upper atmosphere.

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