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2017-09-13 04:03:03 PM  
Farewell, Cassini.  And thank you.
 
2017-09-13 04:10:19 PM  
:(

What an incredibly worthwhile endeavor, though. And for a third of the cost of a new aircraft carrier.
 
2017-09-13 05:55:31 PM  
Meh, that clown never really did much around here anyway.

http://www.fark.com/users?login=Cassini&togglehtml=1&undefined=View&i​s​_using_js=1

No TFer, no greenlights, no ridiculous thread badges, cat pics, or gaming setup pics..

Good riddance.
 
2017-09-13 07:39:27 PM  
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2017-09-13 07:43:51 PM  
Um, I hate to be that guy, subby, but Cassini isn't going "to the stars".
 
2017-09-13 07:44:17 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: :(

What an incredibly worthwhile endeavor, though. And for a third of the cost of a new aircraft carrier.


Carriers are complimentary to explorers.
 
2017-09-13 07:49:23 PM  
Spiritual Beggars - Left brain ambassadors
Youtube sQ_-AFHi8v0

Great album!
 
2017-09-13 07:54:49 PM  
My own tribute to Cassini, shamelessly built upon Dylan Thomas' greatness.

Do not go gentle into starless night,
Old probes shouldn't burn, but soar at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the flight.

Though wise Engineers may think dark is right,
Because their eyes saw no other world they-
Do not go gentle into starless night.

Good Scientists wave by, crying how bright
Their frail data could shine if you could stay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the flight.

NASA caught and sang of your Saturn flight,
Of icy rings and hex polar storm's way...
Do not go gentle into starless night.

Grave Exobiologists saw with your sight-
Possibilities for Life(!) on moons far away,
Rage, rage against the dying of the flight.

And you, dear Cassini, at glorious height,
Would your lonely view naught cease I pray.
Do not go gentle into starless night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the flight.
 
2017-09-13 07:57:56 PM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: ecmoRandomNumbers: :(

What an incredibly worthwhile endeavor, though. And for a third of the cost of a new aircraft carrier.

Carriers are complimentary to explorers.


But not until they arrive.
 
2017-09-13 08:03:55 PM  

IoSaturnalia: Um, I hate to be that guy, subby, but Cassini isn't going "to the stars".


Personally, I would have gone with rage. Rage against the dying of the light.

/ or, possibly, call Saturn Cassini's senpai
 
2017-09-13 08:06:10 PM  
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Ed Asner, Cassinni
 
2017-09-13 08:11:33 PM  
Do you remember when people were protesting the launch?  Good times.
 
2017-09-13 08:12:49 PM  

IoSaturnalia: Um, I hate to be that guy, subby, but Cassini isn't going "to the stars".


You are correct, but that is the article's final salute. I also think that it is a nice sentiment even if not technically accurate, like wishing someone "Godspeed."

/Subby
 
2017-09-13 08:14:42 PM  
I do remember the protesters complaint that the RTG's would scatter death from above all over everything, everywhere, if there would be a launch failure. Nuclear power protestors are a hysterical bunch.
 
2017-09-13 08:16:40 PM  
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RIP

 
2017-09-13 08:18:39 PM  

D_PaulAngel: IoSaturnalia: Um, I hate to be that guy, subby, but Cassini isn't going "to the stars".

You are correct, but that is the article's final salute. I also think that it is a nice sentiment even if not technically accurate, like wishing someone "Godspeed."

/Subby


Oh eventually it will be stardust again.    Like all of us that remains.   My granddaughter asked me if I believe in heaven and I explained to her that eventually we all become stardust again.  So till we "meet again" Cassini.

It does kind of make me a little sad.   That and that Voyager 1 is slowly shutting down as it continues it's journey.
 
2017-09-13 08:20:14 PM  
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One of my favorite images from Cassini - a view from behind Saturn, under the rings. [image from s3.amazonaws.com too old to be available]At high res, you can even see the little blue dot we call home.
 
2017-09-13 08:29:24 PM  

D_PaulAngel: IoSaturnalia: Um, I hate to be that guy, subby, but Cassini isn't going "to the stars".

You are correct, but that is the article's final salute. I also think that it is a nice sentiment even if not technically accurate, like wishing someone "Godspeed."

/Subby


I think you're giving her too much credit.  I think we're just dealing with another lazy reporter who couldn't even be bothered to run the cool Latin phrase she heard somewhere through Google translate.  That and the fact that media companies don't employ fact checkers or copy editors anymore.

A simple "Vale, Cassini" would have worked if she was trying to be all pretentious and Latiny.
 
2017-09-13 08:31:14 PM  

Lydia_C: [img.fark.net image 800x311]

One of my favorite images from Cassini - a view from behind Saturn, under the rings. At high res, you can even see the little blue dot we call home.


Yes, it's been my desktop pic for years.

img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-09-13 08:38:17 PM  
I was working at GSFC when this launched.  I saw it from the control room on NASA TV.  I was telling one of my sons about the grand finale and he started crying.
 
2017-09-13 08:40:13 PM  
Fare thee well, Cassini, and thank you.

Aside, I knew one of the scientists on the Cassini mission...Mike Bushroe. Huge Mythbusters fan. He and I collaborated somewhat on the Mythbusters' Archimedes Burn-Off "Mailbag" challenge back in 2005 (when the contest was announced.) He was the one who built the huge Archimedian Mirror that broke during transit. He also wrote a short book about his time on the set with The Guys, titled "I Was A Mythbuster For Four Days".
 
2017-09-13 08:40:20 PM  

D_PaulAngel: My own tribute to Cassini, shamelessly built upon Dylan Thomas' greatness.

Do not go gentle into starless night,
Old probes shouldn't burn, but soar at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the flight.

Though wise Engineers may think dark is right,
Because their eyes saw no other world they-
Do not go gentle into starless night.

Good Scientists wave by, crying how bright
Their frail data could shine if you could stay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the flight.

NASA caught and sang of your Saturn flight,
Of icy rings and hex polar storm's way...
Do not go gentle into starless night.

Grave Exobiologists saw with your sight-
Possibilities for Life(!) on moons far away,
Rage, rage against the dying of the flight.

And you, dear Cassini, at glorious height,
Would your lonely view naught cease I pray.
Do not go gentle into starless night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the flight.


img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-09-13 08:46:08 PM  
I remember when it launched, and the protests about the RTGs. I was on the radio at the time and I tried to explain how they were very safe and that a rocket explosion wasn't going to end life on Earth, and how solar wasn't feasible at that distance. I was of course hugely enthusiastic about Cassini and I am sad now that it's going away. I work with planetary scientists and I know they will feel this deeply.
 
2017-09-13 08:50:16 PM  
There was this engineer who said he was so happy quantum came along, that the Big Bang theory came along, that all the strange theoretical physics cropped up.

He was glad to have all the work the great minds gave up to draw their little arrows.  He got to do things like shooting things into space and tracking them for years.
 
2017-09-13 09:20:17 PM  
"We left the world informed but still wondering,"

Now there is an obit with honor.
 
2017-09-13 09:25:28 PM  
On a serious note, I hope we're able to initiate and sustain programs in the future that might require several decades of funding to maximize their potential.

It's sad to see how quickly the appetite for science and learning has eroded since a certain orange imbecile is running the show.

Godspeed, Cassini.  Send back some pics from the other side.
 
2017-09-13 09:26:47 PM  

iron de havilland: Lydia_C: [img.fark.net image 800x311]

One of my favorite images from Cassini - a view from behind Saturn, under the rings. At high res, you can even see the little blue dot we call home.

Yes, it's been my desktop pic for years.

[img.fark.net image 850x680]


"Shemale vids"??
 
2017-09-13 09:33:20 PM  
9:30pm eastern, watching a NOVA special on PBS right now about Cassini.  Really cool stuff!
 
2017-09-13 09:45:22 PM  

iron de havilland: Lydia_C: [img.fark.net image 800x311]

One of my favorite images from Cassini - a view from behind Saturn, under the rings. At high res, you can even see the little blue dot we call home.

Yes, it's been my desktop pic for years.

[img.fark.net image 850x680]


One of those is upside down...
 
2017-09-13 10:03:51 PM  
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RIP, Kansas.
 
2017-09-13 10:21:04 PM  

rej1138: iron de havilland: Lydia_C: [img.fark.net image 800x311]

One of my favorite images from Cassini - a view from behind Saturn, under the rings. At high res, you can even see the little blue dot we call home.

Yes, it's been my desktop pic for years.

[img.fark.net image 850x680]

"Shemale vids"??


"Sony Ericsson PC Suite"!?
 
2017-09-13 10:24:48 PM  
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2017-09-13 10:51:45 PM  

markie_farkie: On a serious note, I hope we're able to initiate and sustain programs in the future that might require several decades of funding to maximize their potential.

It's sad to see how quickly the appetite for science and learning has eroded since a certain orange imbecile is running the show.

Godspeed, Cassini.  Send back some pics from the other side.


Because Obama was a great friend to NASA?

Bush at least pretended to care.
 
2017-09-13 10:52:34 PM  

rej1138: iron de havilland: Lydia_C: [img.fark.net image 800x311]

One of my favorite images from Cassini - a view from behind Saturn, under the rings. At high res, you can even see the little blue dot we call home.

Yes, it's been my desktop pic for years.

[img.fark.net image 850x680]

"Shemale vids"??


it's an old meme but it checks out
 
2017-09-14 12:02:49 AM  
RIP Semprini 
Chemist Sketch - Monty Python's Flying Circus
Youtube ilh3hxNdpZs
 
2017-09-14 12:15:51 AM  
 
2017-09-14 12:36:55 AM  
I have more than 635 GB of porn. Makes it kinda special now.
 
2017-09-14 12:42:25 AM  
During its time in the Saturn system, Cassini has taken over 453,000 images, collected 635 GB of scientific data, **and named six Saturnian moons**

How the shiat is the probe naming things? Must be one hell of an AI.
 
2017-09-14 01:50:33 AM  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCZm12ld0C4
 
2017-09-14 01:54:21 AM  
this one as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fsMItmuBMU
 
2017-09-14 04:00:18 AM  

rej1138: iron de havilland: Lydia_C: [img.fark.net image 800x311]

One of my favorite images from Cassini - a view from behind Saturn, under the rings. At high res, you can even see the little blue dot we call home.

Yes, it's been my desktop pic for years.

[img.fark.net image 850x680]

"Shemale vids"??


"Internet Explorer"?
 
2017-09-14 06:57:38 AM  
More like per ardua amirite?
 
2017-09-14 09:31:47 AM  

iron de havilland: Lydia_C: [img.fark.net image 800x311]

One of my favorite images from Cassini - a view from behind Saturn, under the rings. At high res, you can even see the little blue dot we call home.

Yes, it's been my desktop pic for years.

[img.fark.net image 850x680]


Wow... you have no shame, do you?  Just openly admitting that you have a 2004 Sentra like that... that's the kind of think I would absolutely bury...
 
2017-09-14 02:10:45 PM  
Anybody know if there's going to be a live stream of the final moments? Early tomorrow morning, if I understand correctly.

Also, D_Paul Angel: that brought me to tears. Absolutely wonderful.
 
2017-09-14 02:46:29 PM  
So long, Cassini.

And a special note of thanks to the late Dian Hardison, who led the team at the Cape responsible for probe propulsion all these years.
 
2017-09-14 02:51:49 PM  

IoSaturnalia: Um, I hate to be that guy, subby, but Cassini isn't going "to the stars".


It also isn't the best spacecraft, either.
 
2017-09-14 03:59:13 PM  
FYI, folks - Slooh is live now:

https://www.slooh.com/
 
2017-09-14 04:03:26 PM  

iron de havilland: Lydia_C: [img.fark.net image 800x311]

One of my favorite images from Cassini - a view from behind Saturn, under the rings. At high res, you can even see the little blue dot we call home.

Yes, it's been my desktop pic for years.

[img.fark.net image 850x680]


I see what you did there...
 
2017-09-14 04:16:28 PM  

Nesher: Anybody know if there's going to be a live stream of the final moments? Early tomorrow morning, if I understand correctly.

Also, D_Paul Angel: that brought me to tears. Absolutely wonderful.


The schedule, as I understand it:

7 to 8:30 a.m. EDT -- Live commentary on NASA TV and online. In addition, an uninterrupted, clean feed of cameras from JPL Mission Control, with mission audio only, will be available during the commentary on the NASA TV Media Channel and on Ustream.
About 8 a.m. EDT -- Expected time of last signal and science data from Cassini
9:30 a.m. EDT -- Post-mission news conference at JPL (on NASA TV and online)
 
2017-09-14 04:24:43 PM  

Lydia_C: Nesher: Anybody know if there's going to be a live stream of the final moments? Early tomorrow morning, if I understand correctly.

Also, D_Paul Angel: that brought me to tears. Absolutely wonderful.

The schedule, as I understand it:

7 to 8:30 a.m. EDT -- Live commentary on NASA TV and online. In addition, an uninterrupted, clean feed of cameras from JPL Mission Control, with mission audio only, will be available during the commentary on the NASA TV Media Channel and on Ustream.
About 8 a.m. EDT -- Expected time of last signal and science data from Cassini
9:30 a.m. EDT -- Post-mission news conference at JPL (on NASA TV and online)


Thank you!

/feeling stupid
// I should have checked NASA TV schedule
///Will be up early tomorrow now.
 
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