CASSINI, 1997 2017: REST IN SPACE
By the time you read this, NASA’S Cassini spacecraft will be but a memory — vaporized into nothingness 1.2 billion kilometres from home. But dry your tears: Scientists will be poring over its nearly 20-year life and 13-year sojourn around Saturn for years to come — including evidence it collected pointing to the possibility of life beyond Earth. As we say goodbye, we look back on
some of its out-of-this-world achievements.