Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun and the second largest in the Solar System after Jupiter. On October 15, 1997 the Cassini Huygens an unmanned robotic spacecraft was launched to study the Saturn system.
On September 15, 2017 Cassini’s journey comes to an end. It’s final mission appropriately named Grand Finale entails a series of close Saturn passes, entry into the planets atmosphere and culminates in it’s impact with the planet to destroy the spacecraft.
Some believe that NASA and other organizations are trying to turn one of the gas giants Saturn ,Jupiter, Uranus or Neptune into a small sun by setting off a nuclear chain reaction. The spacecraft fueled with 73 pounds of plutonium – 238, is essentially a nuclear bomb. What many consider to be mans first attempt at creating a small star in our solar system has been coined the Lucifer Project, the name Lucifer being Latin and meaning “light bringing”.
Many contend that the idea is preposterous, and that such a plan could not work, Jupiter which is considered a failed star they say doesn’t have enough mass, others including physicist J Worp state that not only is it possible, but they strongly advise against it.