The great Cassini spacecraft has a year to go before it plunges into the ringed planet. Project Scientist Linda Spilker returns with more amazing mission science. Emily Lakdawalla introduces us to the wonders of Gaia and its one billion stars. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan have their usual good time exploring the current night sky and offering another space trivia contest. Bill Nye is away.
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Saturn approaching summer in the north
It’s nearly summer in Saturn’s northern hemisphere as Cassini continues to explore.
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Saturn and Cassini
Cassini's final orbits will bring the closest views of Saturn since the spacecraft's arrival in 2004.