We are less than one month from the Grand Finale, the moment Cassini is going to plunge deep into Saturn. As you can read on the NASA web page, “between April and September 2017, Cassini will undertake a daring set of orbits that is, in many ways, like a whole new mission. Following a final close flyby of Saturn’s moon Titan, Cassini will leap over the planet’s icy rings and begin a series of 22 weekly dives between the planet and the rings.”
No other mission has ever explored this unique region. What we are going to learn from these final orbits will help to improve our understanding of how giant planets – and planetary systems everywhere – form and evolve. Impressive, isn’t’ it?