| The NASA Lucifer Project: NASA to Bomb Saturn with Plutonium 238… A Second Sun?
In 2017 on September 5th Cassini's 15-year journey to the Saturn system comes to an end. The Cassini's final mission consists of plunging into the planet's atmosphere and finalizes with its impact on the planet to destroy the spacecraft. It will relay data until it's final moments. Giving us, even more, information than we've ever had before about Saturn's atmosphere. This method of disposal was selected by NASA to prevent biological contamination to any of Saturn's moons that could potentially host alien life. Saturn's distance from the sun made the use of solar power untenable as a source of energy for Cassini thus it was powered by 73 pounds of plutonium-238 to generate electricity via thermo-electrics. Many are of the belief that NASA is trying to turn one of the gas giants Saturn or Jupiter into a small star. It is considered to man's first attempt at creating a small sun in our solar system and it has been called the Lucifer Project, the name Lucifer is Latin and means light