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Imagine Loki being known as an ardent supporter of Odin’s harsh rule. Your realm has been conquered by the Aesir centuries ago. You’re a member of the resistance, and when you hear the prince is scheduled for a visit near the place you live, you volunteer for a mission to assassinate him. You get caught, and find out two things:

a) Loki has already survived several assassination attempts

b) This really turns the prince on

“Infantino Street” — original airdate 5/16/2017

THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS; WENTWORTH MILLER RETURNS AS CAPTAIN COLD — With only 24 hours left until Savitar murders Iris (Candice Patton), Barry (Grant Gustin) struggles to save the woman he loves and makes the choice to use any means necessary to do so. Realizing he has one option left to save her, The Flash turns to Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) for help. Michael Allowitz directed the episode with story by Andrew Kreisberg and teleplay by Grainne Godfree.

ID #10986

Name: Dil
Age: 21
Country: United Kingdom

Hi, I’m Dil.

I’m fairly new to Tumblr, and I love it. I’m a university student, currently studying for my Masters. I’m not very social, due to a lot of issues in my past. I’ve been told to try and make more friends, and I think online would be a lot better. There’s a sense of anonymity online, where you can really be yourself, or at least the person you think you want to be. I think I’ve fallen into a gap on tumblr, where I’m just as lonely online as I am in real life.

I love films and I love/listen to a lot of music of all genres. I like to draw, take pictures, and read random wikipedia articles, as well as books. I don’t know what else to really add…. I’m a big fan of dinosaurs, Sam Neil and Paul Thomas Anderson. I’m pretty much open to talk about anything. I guess we’re all in a similar boat? I hope someone will be down to talk :). To be honest, I’m probably going to feel really anxious if this is put up.

Preferences: 18 and over. Nice people.

I’ve been meaning to do the scene from FMA with Riza and “The Colonel” with Hawke and Varric and a Desire Demon. The draft has been sitting in my computer for ever!

ID #88103

Name: Steph
Age: 18
Country: United Kingdom (England)

I’m studying Journalism at University and would love to have a pen pal to write letters too!

I’m INCREDIBLY dorky, I love any and all books that I can get my hands on. Netflix is my one true love (Mainly to watch Doctor who, Sherlock, 13 reasons why, stranger things, that sort of stuff). I love listening to all sorts music but consider myself widely uneducated on it.

Preferences: It would be nice to be able to speak to someone around my age (18-25).

Snail mail please! I really want that experience of sending and receiving cute little letters from someone. But I’d also be up for emailing.

Just someone who’s up for talking about books, tv life and boys! Maybe even educate me on life abroad! (I’ve never actually been abroad so England is all I really know)

The Start of Cassini’s Grand Finale

Cue drumroll…

For the first time ever, our Cassini spacecraft dove through the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings on April 26. At 5 a.m. EDT, Cassini crossed the ring plane with its science instruments turned on and collecting data. 

During this dive, the spacecraft was not in contact with Earth. The first opportunity to regain contact with the spacecraft is expected around 3 a.m. EDT on April 27.

This area between Saturn and its rings has never been explored by a spacecraft before. What we learn from these daring final orbits will further our understanding of how giant planets, and planetary systems everywhere, form and evolve.

So, you might be asking…how did this spacecraft maneuver its orbit between Saturn and its rings? Well…let us explain!

On April 22, Cassini made its 127th and final close approach to Saturn’s moon Titan. The flyby put the spacecraft on course for its dramatic last act, known as the Grand Finale. 

As the spacecraft passed over Titan, the moon’s gravity bent its path, reshaping the robotic probe’s orbit slightly so that instead of passing just outside Saturn’s main rings, Cassini would begin a series of 22 dives between the rings and the planet.

With this assist, Cassini received a large increase in velocity of approximately 1,925 mph with respect to Saturn.

This final chapter of exploration and discovery is in many ways like a brand-new mission. Twenty-two times, the Cassini spacecraft will dive through the unexplored space between Saturn and its rings. What we learn from these ultra-close passes over the planet could be some of the most exciting revelations ever returned by the long-lived spacecraft.

Throughout these daring maneuvers, updates will be posted on social media at:

@CassiniSaturn on Twitter
@NASAJPL on Twitter

Updates will also be available online at: https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/grand-finale/milestones/ 

Follow along with us during this mission’s Grand Finale!

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