Nasa’s Cassini Spacecraft Starts First Dive between Saturn and its Rings

Washington- Nasa’s Cassini spacecraft has begun its first historic dive between Saturn and its rings.

The gap between the planet and its rings “is a region no spacecraft has ever explored”, NASA said.

The orbiter was set to use its antenna, shaped like a disc, as a shield to deflect ring particles during the manoeuvre.

Cassini is currently undertaking its first dive – and pictures and information from this dive will be available on Thursday morning.

Cassini, launched in 1997, has been orbiting Saturn since 2004, providing data about the planet and its moons.

Some stunning information Cassini has given scientists includes details about possible life on Saturn’s moons.

Source: Qatar News Agency