The next major exploration we humans are going for is Saturn. The Cassinni-Huygens probe is burning it’s way into SOI (Saturn Orbital Insertion) as I type this, and in about 7 hours the first images should be returned to earth. That is assuming it doesn’t burn up while doing the Saturn Aerobraking (our first aerobraking attempt on a gas giant); and even if it does, we will learn a lot from the data it sends before it turns into a crispy critter.

My own hope is it will survive long enough to make it into a stable orbit. And even better, to fullfill its 4 year mission, and fully map Saturn and explore that planet’s satellittes before it stops reporting back to us!

Here are a few of the better links for you to use to check on it’s progress…

NASA Cassinni Site

To view the Video as it arrives…

Cassinni Video

Where Is It Now…

Where Is It Now

There are a LOT more; this isn’t just a NASA project, it includes the ESA and some others! But this should get you started, at least! LOL…