Now We Know How Long is a Day on Saturn

Now We Know How Long is a Day on Saturn

The concept of “day” is so obvious to us, people, that we often get surprised when we realize that the length of the day on other planets can be quite different than here on Earth. Perhaps even more shocking thing is, that so far we did’t know how long is a day on Saturn. Thanks to data collected from the Cassini mission, we have an answer to this long-standing mystery. Saturn spins around its axis for 10 hours, 33 minutes and 38 seconds. The findings are published in the Astrophysical Journal. Planetary scientists often use magnetic fields to determine the...
Watch Live Cassini’s Grand Finale

Watch Live Cassini’s Grand Finale

Today, the Cassini spacecraft will put an end to its 20-year mission and will burn into the atmosphere of Saturn. NASA will broadcast live the last moments of the device online. Live broadcasting begins at 11:00 UTC. The last signal from Cassini is expected about 50-55 minutes later. In fact, when the last signal comes to Earth, Cassini will no longer exist. The arrival of the signal from Saturn to Earth takes about an hour and 20 minutes. Even in the last moments, Cassini will continue to work. Scientists hope the probe will collect information about the composition of Saturn’s...