NASA’s Cassini Set for Second Dive Between Saturn and Its Rings Tonight

Cassini is set for its second dive through the narrow gap between the planet Saturn and its rings on Tuesday at 3:38pm EDT, NASA said.

During its orbit, in advance of the crossing, Cassini’s cameras have been looking closely at the rings.

As with the first Grand Finale dive, Cassini would be out of contact during closest approach to Saturn, and was scheduled to transmit data from this dive on May 3, the US space agency said in a statement.

Cassini made its first dive through the region on April 26 and discovered that the region appears to be relatively dust-free.

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