Cassini sends images before the grand finale

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Currently, the Cassini spacecraft is performing flybys of Saturn, making its closest approach to it’s rings. These will continue on till the mission ends in September, when Cassini will perform a death plunge into the gas giant.

Every new image beamed by Cassini during its last mission has come bearing some evolutionary secret or shows an unpredictable side of the planet or a feature that would otherwise been impossible to envisage.

Cassini recently shared an image taken on January 16, 2017 that shows unprecedented views of the outer edges of Saturn’s main ring system. The image also shows the planet’s moon Daphnis.

The image was taken 30,000 kms from Daphnis and at a Sun-Daphnis-spacecraft angle of 69 degrees.

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Getting to know more about the outside space, just makes us more curious on what is to see out there. This is amazing, and I am wishing further missions such as this in the future.


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Sorry for the late post. Have been busy travelling all this time! Here is me. 😊

First image of a Black Hole

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Almost 500 terabytes of data from every telescope was collected in five nights running. The targeted supermassive black hole is hidden in plain sight, lurking in the centre of the Milky Way in a region called the Sagittarius constellation, some 26,000 light years from Earth. However, it might take months to develop the final image.

The experiment involved a number of telescopes all over the globe, like the 30-m IRAM telescope in Spanish Sierra Nevada mountains, South Pole telescope in Antarctica, James Clerk Maxwell telescope in Hawaii and the Atacama Cosmology telescope in the desert of northern Chile. All the data collected from the respective telescopes will be flown on jetliners to the MIT Haystack Observatory in Massachusetts, where it will be processed by supercomputers.

It is believed that if the scientists succeed in getting the results, it may help in understanding the mysteries of our universe and how it came into being.

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Woah. Just a few more months to wait to see an actual Supermassive Black Hole image.