NASA's Cassini Mission Gets a Google Doodle
on 26 April 2017
Today, NASA's Cassini spacecraft is making the first of 22 dangerous swoops between Saturn and its rings. Part of what's called the "Grand Finale," this mission will give us humans an unprecedented view of our solar system's second-largest planet (after, of course, Jupiter) and is set to take 13 years all up. The Doodle is adorable, and shows a smiley little satellite taking snaps of an equally cheerful Saturn. NASA will find out if this first mission was successful very early tomorrow morning.