Signal received! Cassini probe shoots through Saturn’s rings

Signal received! Cassini probe shoots through Saturn’s rings

( CNN) NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has enabled us to executed its daring diving through the 1,500 -mile-wide gap between Saturn and its rings, the first time a man-made object has navigated through the icy halo that hugs the gas giant.

Controllers operating the Deep Space Network antenna in Goldstone, California corroborated data collected during its passageway was being received from the probe just after 8: 00 a.m. GMT( 3:00 a.m. ET) on Thursday.

“In the grandest tradition of exploration, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has once again blazed a road, showing us new wonders and demonstrating where our curiosity can take us if we dare, ” said Jim Green, director of the NASA’s Planetary Science Division in a statement.

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