On Friday, #Cassini Spacecraft blasted in the skies above Saturn about 45 seconds after sending its last #Data Transmission to #NASA, Space. com reported. The spacecraft had been exploring Saturn since 2004.

What happened there?

Cassini had been burnt 83 minutes earlier before entering the atmosphere of Saturn due to friction and heat generated during the fall at about 7:55 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The news of the incident took very much time to reach Earth from billion miles.

Cassini was sent into space in 1997 by NASA, the Italian Space Agency, and the European Space Agency. It was the only spacecraft which explored Saturn and its moon Enceladus and Titan.

The probe discovered the ocean on the moons which gave a sign of life.

Cassini took the last photos of Saturn's atmosphere on Thursday and sent them on Friday morning. Earl Maize, the product manager of Cassini, announced that "This has been an incredible mission, an incredible spacecraft." He added that it was the end of the mission. All the controllers of the flight shook hands, and they were in matching shirts, Bloomberg reported.

Last memories of the spacecraft: Cassini

All the present and past team members of the spacecraft attended the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California, for celebration and vigil. More than 1500 gathered in the lab, and many of them congregated at the California Institute of Technology.

The director of the NASA science's mission Thomas Zurbuchen talked about the tissues inside the Mission control of JPL and other things which made the team members emotional.

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He said, "These worlds that they found, we never knew were there."

The spacecraft was running at the 76,000 m.p.h. while it burst into pieces. The officials of the project wanted to look at the last-gasp flash of Cassini with the help of the ground telescope, but they would not have been able to see it because of the vast surface of one of the giant planets in the solar system.

In 2004, Cassini reached Saturn and landed on Titan in 2005. It was the only NASA's project which survived and circled the planet. It collected more than four hundred thousand images and covered 4.9 billion miles in its lifetime.

Scientists are eagerly waiting to return Enceladus and Titan, but NASA said that there is no official notice regarding it. By 2020s, NASA is planning to send a lander and an orbiter to Jupiter's moon Europa, because they believe that there can be an ocean and chances of life.