NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Plunges Beneath Saturn’s Rings

An unmanned NASA spacecraft, Cassini, has plunged into the gap between Saturn and its rings, a pioneering journey that could offer an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the Sun.

The first of the spaceship’s 22 deep dives between Saturn and its innermost ring occurred on Wednesday at 9am GMT (2:30pm IST), NASA said.

Cassini Goes for a Spin Between Saturn and Its Rings for Grand Finale

Now comes a nail-biting wait. Communications with the spacecraft will go dark during the dive and for about a day afterward, while it makes scientific observations of the planet.

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