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Discovery Award
2018

Honors the film that makes an outstanding effort to promote learning about science to the general public. The film generates interest and enthusiasm for science and knowledge acquisition. It provides an exemplary balance between education and entertainment of the highest quality.

Discovery Award

Death Dive to Saturn

Almost everything we know today about the beautiful giant ringed planet comes from Cassini, the NASA mission that launched in 1997 and arrived at Saturn in 2004. Since then, the spacecraft has been beaming home miraculous images and scientific data, revealing countless wonders about the planet, its rings, and 62 moons. As the mission approaches its final days in 2017, it attempts one last set of daring maneuvers—diving between the innermost ring and the top of Saturn’s atmosphere. We join NASA engineers for the tense and triumphant moments and discover the wonders that Cassini has revealed over the years. One of the great science stories of our times told accessibly and captivatingly through this documentary.

  • Categories Natural Science, Life Science & Technology

  • Director Terri Randall
  • Produced by A NOVA Production von Terri Randall und Paula Apsell
  • Running Time 53:10 minutes
  • Country United States of America
  • Year 2017