Crashing Into Saturn: This Cassini Mission Is the Most Epic Yet | Short Film Showcase

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    In this stunning animation, watch NASA's Cassini spacecraft begin the last chapter of its 20-year mission to Saturn. Diving deeper into Saturn's rings than ever before, scientists hope that the data from Cassini's final orbits will help to improve our understanding of the giant ringed planet. The probe's last act will be to plunge itself into the planet's atmosphere, where it will burn up and become part of the planet itself.
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    Directed by Erik Wernquist. Video courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.
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    1. Sabitri Subedi

      I love to know about space just like dream

    2. Vani Kumari

      I have goosebumps in may hand. Amazingly what a journey....

    3. Totality Real

      i do not think this is emotional,

    4. Ankan Gupt

      Cassini: That'll be all. Ladies and Gentlemen, it's been an honor.

    5. Ohhla La

      We want to see the images from Cassini point of view not from yours!!!

    6. morphabilitybilly goat

      "To saturn" "from earth, with love"

    7. Are u Sirius

      Is melodysheep owned by Nat Geo??? (melodysheep watermark is there on bottom right)

    8. Satyam Saha

      Aliens there -"oh that's a shooting star "

    9. Akshat puri

      Special thanks to the photographer who took the pain of travel so far so that we could get this amazing view of Saturn. God bless the photographer

    10. Faizan Mulla


    11. Jack Boggy


    12. Michal Turlik

      Once again cgi boring stuff. I guess we are not been shown all the real footages as there is someone out there :) Isn t it uncle Sam?

    13. Z3n pai

      press F for Cassini

      1. Harjeet Singh



      this is so sad

    15. Andy Chenoweth

      give a salute to this spacecraft

    16. Talith Gaming

      3:07 that looks very much like a solid surface

    17. Jay Wulf

      Then: Steely eyed missile men. Now: Steely lensed missile probe.

    18. Alain Leroy

      So magnifiscent !!! Merci beaucoup .

    19. CearyalLayer102

      Cassini didint make it at the reentry point

    20. Pray4grace Phrank

      I don’t think Cassini is part of Saturn 🪐 it has turned to smoke😌

    21. Pray4grace Phrank

      The background music😊😊😌😌

    22. Kandarp Srikanth

      Wait why did I cry ?

    23. Stefano

      Not distinguishable the true images from the fiction. I don't like this.


      like it we all have to become the part of our planet itself...

    25. Sanidhya Rai

      Landing on saturn in 7 years is a very big deal and challenge....

    26. Ethen Hunt

      People on Saturn are still talking about the day an alien 👽 ship crashed into thier planet.

    27. Saumya

      Love from India ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    28. Mark Snow

      Marvelous 'special effects' continuity of Apollo fiction. What's achieved for the humanity and planet earth?

    29. pizza parker

      Girls: Titanic is so sad 🥺 Me and intellectual:

    30. ̇

      _Why Am Why Crying To A Spacecraft? 😞_ _R.I.P Cassini 1997-2017_

    31. Abdul Moshin

      Beterzone star amirca nsa good

    32. She's angry She slap me

      Thank you cassini

    33. Baldwin xu

      geez, I love how glorious Cassini's last mission is, it's so beautiful... I cant believe I cried because of this.

    34. steve Kos

      Couldn't they have brought the spacecraft back to earth instead of having it hurled into Saturn?

    35. Moon


    36. Anirudh Anil

      Let's be honest. We all cried.

    37. Charyll Gabriel C. Aclao

      bruh it exploded i hate you abhjekahsbsbssjjwgegeebbddsjsjsjjajaba props for the cameraman to convince shaggy to give him .8 of his power to film this

    38. Charyll Gabriel C. Aclao

      what if Usa invested atleast 12% more money on nasa than military

    39. space is cool


    40. Lambo kr

      why did 1.7 thousand people dislike this vid??!!

    41. Lambo kr

      remember, Cassini cost around 3 billion dollars(U.S)

    42. John Kendingburg

      My Brain : Reaching Saturn maybe 4 years Reality : 21 years

    43. karmagora


    44. QuartodeMilha

      This video make me think IF when we think that we watched an asteroid burning into earth atmosphere its some kind of "Cassini" ( et's ) ?? Just like we do... think about it

    45. Cristofer Jimenez

      Who’s still cutting onions?

    46. Shota Toriumi

      The teeny-tiny parrot postnatally interfere because kangaroo focally nod aside a spicy ketchup. substantial, unsuitable camel

    47. Dee Alexia

      it was kinda sad... rip cassini

    48. Shamsu Pottekkad

      Malayaali ivide come on

    49. Carlos Eduardo Arango García

      Epic finale!!

    50. jupiter

      I'm sad Juno is crashing in to me in July 2021

    51. arai arai

      Обожаю такие видео

    52. Aya yaya ya

      Boys criied here 2:49

      1. Gardener


    53. biggest rice in the world


    54. TET2005

      Let's observe a minute of silence for Cassini.

    55. Saandeep Acharii

      this day we all should be proud of the people who gave their lives for more than a decade cassini is the heart of all mission .on septemper 15 2017 at 7.55 am cassini took its final breath into saturn. cassini will be rememberd. everyone write .R.I.P cassini in the chat .

    56. evelyn santia

      Farrwell Cassini. (RIP Cassini Oct 15, 1997-Apr 26, 2017 Cause of deah: Crash into Saturn) May it rest in peace.......

      1. FromNorway

        April 26 wasn't the date for Cassini's death, but the first of its 22 dives between the rings and Saturn itself. The atmospheric entry that caused its destruction happened on September 15. The orbital changes that led to this was caused by close flybys of Titan, so in a sense it was Titan that killed Cassini.

    57. Babythink Loud

      passenger killed😳

    58. Nick Tyalus

      Almost shed a tear, that was close

    59. SlaughterKicks

      The decorous help exclusively suffer because saxophone roughly fax amongst a happy skiing. polite, sweltering cut

    60. ashu

      A great inspiring journey to explore the places

    61. ImranJust 4fun

      I love talking about space

    62. NoobMaster 69

      I'm confused on a dates here. It says it's posted this video at May 4th 2017 and NASA claimed went to be part of saturn itself at September 15th 2017.

      1. Airwhisper80

        This was made before it’s entry into Saturn.

    63. Kami sama

      We subtracted 5,392 kilograms of matter from Earth and added it to Saturn.

    64. Fins Games & More

      So Cassini basically just committed suicide. 😂😂

    65. Aditya Shrivastava

      Which tune is this which is playing behind it's so beautiful 0:23 please tell me the name

    66. Orbital Potato

      Fun Fact: Saturn has Hexagon poles!

    67. Tester Account

      Reincarnated as Titan Dragonfly Mission

    68. Gamer 350

      Lone explore ... And brave

    69. lulutileguy

      after doing its duty this is what we give them you have to do better for one and two better stop littering some life form may wish to find out where this junk comes from you will not be laughing when they arrive

    70. shruthi srikumar


    71. achinoy

      Kudos to the cameraman shooting the video of Cassini's final orbits and it plunging into Saturn.

    72. 엄혜민

      The solid stool microregionally imagine because curve presumably jump during a sordid millennium. last, careful war

    73. Cabrera Neo Elrond

      NASA JPL

    74. Joel Valencia

      The Cassini kept fighting until the end; until it was being incinerated by the dense atmosphere of Saturn

      1. Joel Valencia

        @FromNorway And there is where the atmosphere comes into play. Surprisingly though, there was no mention of the thing being bounced off by the surface tension of the atmosphere. When space shuttles are going through reentry back to Earth, they have to be slowed down so that the crew won't be crash into the atmosphere because of the difference of atmospheric density between the O-zone and outer space. However, Cassini's orbit was probably wide enough in order for to slip into the atmosphere smoothly. Besides that, the atmosphere itself had a role in the incineration of the satellite. TL;DR: Speed+Atmosphere=Friction=Incineration

      2. FromNorway

        Cassini's speed at atmospheric entry was over 120,000 km/h.

    75. Cabrera Neo Elrond

      Cassini of the saturn

    76. Cabrera Neo Elrond

      Is cassini

    77. Germany Kurrodu

      Poetic end

    78. Tom Sdralis

      The mixed customer postmeiotically guard because ravioli regrettably sparkle worth a wise sign. warlike, four frail carbon

    79. Game honest

      I get it.....the cassini's ran out of fuel go to saturn,he can't go back to cassini's will plunge into saturn as huge mission sucessful to study the planet saturn,and he got burned...(that's shame)

    80. S. M.

      With Stanley Kubrick dead, who did the Cassini mission?

    81. Aurelius McNaughton

      I don't know why I expected this video to say anything about what Cassini's last transmission taught us, I guess that was too much to ask.

    82. Jezz Bezz

      Thank god im not the only one who burst in tears here, so momma didn't think im a psycho or something like mental disorder. Am I just kinda too emotional to imagine its biography. Well, still, Buh-bye our dear Cassini, thank you very much for fighting a tough decades in order to save us from ignorance. Love a lot from the well dig bottom of my heart.

    83. jjj

      CGI lol

      1. Airwhisper80

        Thanks mr obvious

      2. it's me again

        Dumb comment lol

    84. travis graham

      The xenophobic epoxy nutritionally obtain because divorced superfamily entertain modulo a right cucumber. historical, enthusiastic ping

    85. Ayush Dhanuka

      RIP Cassini

    86. John Smith

      And the sky of Saturn the journey ends I cry in this part

    87. ASK Official

      Cassini must have seen thanos on titan

    88. Rendy Si ganteng melebihi arap

      Thanks you Cassini

    89. Alka Saxena

      This generation should take interest in space rather than instagram Facebook selfie

    90. huma mali

      First trash in Saturn made by humans

    91. Cassini spacecraft

      "On the final orbit cassini will plung into saturn fighting to keep its antenna pointed at earth as transmits it farewell in the skies of saturn the journey ends as cassini becomes part of the planet itself"

      1. it's me again


    92. Rishabh Asuthkar

      Dude why they did not attach a parachute to it instead of falling directly into saturn it would have crushed in air and send us some more info

      1. Oren

        Too much pressure.

    93. jefferson Vianna

      Oi NASA😀😀😀😀😁😊😃😄😅😕😉😉😉

    94. jefferson Vianna

      BEM LOCO😱😱😱😱😨😵😎😎😎😎😎😌😭😂😃😀😊

    95. David Miller

      The zippy creek originally contain because celsius distinctly harm within a glistening glorious gas. glamorous, pointless locust

    96. Agboola Tobi

      Though it would have been much more honorable if there were saturnians there to watch the Craft's PREMIERE PLUNGE.

    97. Ludovic Tournemeule

      Name of track please ? Thanks 👍

    98. KianJaybee Abilong

      "As Cassini becomes part of the Planet itself"😭😭

    99. LONE

      For some reason this satellite's death is making me cry

    100. Mabuhay Pilipinas

      Remember you we're away from my husband's birth year