Some time ago NASA revealed that their Cassini space probe would officially end its mission by crashing into the surface of Saturn, and that day is drawing every closer.
But before Cassini finally hits the surface of Saturn after 20 years of being in space, NASA has previewed the upcoming “Grand Finale” with the release of a new video.
This video is a simulation of what they expect to happen on September 15th, when Cassini will meet its demise, plunging into Saturn and recording data about it along the way.
Check out the video below for a quick look at that simulation:
NASA also explained more about it with the following statement:
The final chapter in a remarkable mission of exploration and discovery, Cassini’s Grand Finale is in many ways like a brand new mission. Twenty-two times, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will dive through the unexplored space between Saturn and its rings. What we learn from these ultra-close passes over the planet could be some of the most exciting revelations ever returned by the long-lived spacecraft. This animated video tells the story of Cassini’s final, daring assignment and looks back at what the mission has accomplished.
You can also find out more about what Cassini has done and the upcoming death of the probe at the source link below.