[Cassini]

Cassini launched aboard a Titan IVB/Centaur on 15 October 1997, Cassini had been active in space for nearly 20 years, with 13 years spent orbiting Saturn, studying the planet and its system since entering orbit on 1 July 2004. The voyage to Saturn included flybys of Venus (April 1998 and June 1999), Earth (August 1999), the asteroid 2685 Masursky, and Jupiter (December 2000). Its mission ended on 15 September 2017, when Cassini flew into Saturn’s upper atmosphere and burned up at a very high temperature, in order to prevent any risk of contaminating Saturn’s moons, some of which have active environments that could potentially bear life. (At that point Cassini lacked sufficient power to leave the Saturn system so it could only be left in orbit where it might collide with a moon or be destroyed). The mission is widely perceived to have been successful beyond expectation. Cassini-Huygens has been described by NASA’s Planetary Science Division Director as a “mission of firsts”, that has revolutionized human understanding of the Saturn system, including its moons and rings, and our understanding of where life might be found in the Solar System.

Cassinis original mission was planned to last for four years, from June 2004 to May 2008. The mission was extended for another two years until September 2010, branded the Cassini Equinox Mission. The mission was extended a second and final time with the Cassini Solstice Mission, lasting another seven years until 15 September 2017, on which date Cassini was de-orbited by being allowed to burn up in Saturn’s upper atmosphere.

The Huygens module traveled with Cassini until its separation from the probe on 25 December 2004; it was successfully landed by parachute on Titan on January 14, 2005. It successfully returned data to Earth for around 90 minutes, using the orbiter as a relay. This was the first landing ever accomplished in the outer Solar System and the first landing on a moon other than our own. Cassini continued to study the Saturn system in the following years.

At the end of its mission, the Cassini spacecraft executed the “Grand Finale” of its mission: several risky passes through the gaps between Saturn and Saturn’s inner rings. The purpose of this phase was to maximize Cassini‘s scientific outcome before the spacecraft was destroyed. The atmospheric entry of Cassini effectively ended the mission, although data analysis and production will continue afterwards.

TRCKLST:

  1. Haloed – Esper
  2. somejerk – Savage
  3. Anomalie – New Space
  4. MACROSS 82-99 – Fugaz (feat. mothica)
  5. The Polish Ambassador – Ritual Revival
  6. Deeb – Fluid Dynamics
  7. Kuartz – She Want A Condo In New York
  8. Dday One – Everyday
  9. Chairman Maf – SMiLES
  10. Madvillain – Accordian (Instrumental)
  11. Nicola Cruz – Invocacion
  12. Jay Dee – Lightworks
  13. Danny Brown – Grown Up (Instrumental)
  14. Danny Brown – Grown Up
  15.  Birocratic-Sombre
  16. Pretty Lights – Lost and Found (ODESZA Remix)
  17. La Fine Equipe – Move Out
  18. Waajeed – The Doo Wops
  19. Commodo – Itchin
  20. Nosaj Thing – Nowhere
  21. Waajeed – The Dragon
  22. Jay 5ive & Kromestar – Wishful Thinking (Om Unit remix)
  23. DJ Krush – 光路 Kouro – Optical Path

[Andromeda] [αʹ 1 alpha]

The Andromeda Galaxy (/ænˈdrɒmdə/), also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224, is a spiral galaxy approximately 780 kiloparsecs (2.5 million light-years) from Earth. It is the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way and was often referred to as the Great Andromeda Nebula in older texts. It received its name from the area of the sky in which it appears, the constellation of Andromeda, which was named after the mythological princess Andromeda.

Being approximately 220,000 light years across, it is the largest galaxy of the Local Group, which also contains the Milky Way, the Triangulum Galaxy, and about 44 other smaller galaxies. Despite earlier findings that suggested that the Milky Way contains more dark matter and could be the largest in the grouping, the 2006 observations by the Spitzer Space Telescope revealed that Andromeda contains one trillion (1012) stars: at least twice the number of stars in the Milky Way, which is estimated to be 200–400 billion.

TRCKLST :
1. The Cinematic Orchestra – All Things to All Men (feat. Roots Manuva)
2. Flying Lotus – Coronus, The Terminator
3. Oddisee – Better Late
4. LV – Balance Spring
5. Homeboy Sandman – Heart Sings
6. Guts – Musicotherapy
7. Late Night Radio – Amnesia (ft. Kevin Donohue)
8. Kaytranada – Weight Off (feat. BADBADNOTGOOD)
9. Blank Banshee – Dreamcast
10. Submerse – Let’s Never Come Back Here Again
11. Nicolas Jaar – Work It
12. Flying Lotus – Putty Boy Strut
13. Gramatik – Native Son feat. Raekwon & Orlando Napier
14. Om Unit – Dark Sunrise (ft.Tamara Blessa)
15. Kijk Een Ster – Maby For Koes
16. Fixate – Molecules
17. Deft – For Sudden
18. Samiyam – Dartgun
19. HOME – Oort Cloud
20. Mount Kimbie – Ode to Bear
21. Sweatson Klank – Contemplate
22. Ambassadeurs – M.O.P.E
23. Elaquent – Trashy
24. B. Lewis – Day 3: Diary of a Maniac
25. Ruddyp – Addicted
26. Keemoh – Kmxflx
27. heRobust – Dopplegang Bang
28. Ghost – A Tale of Life Part 5
29. Deeb – Outskirts
30. Tor – Two Suns
31. AbJo – Introspection
32. The unused word – The Healer (Acoustic Cover)
33. Erykah Badu – The Healer
34. J.Dilla – Body Movin’ Feat. J.Rocc & Karriem Riggins
35. pete rock – SOUL BROTHER (Explicit Version)
36. DJ Spooky that subliminal kid-galactic  funk (tau_ceti_mix)
37. Sense of The Q4 – Burned Bridges
38. CHOMSKY (La Fine Equipe) “Lactose Intolerance”
39. Marvin Gaye; Ambassadeurs – Aint That Perculiar (Ambassadeurs Reconstruct)
40. Hydeout  – reflection eternal
41. J-88 – Get It Together (Madlib Remix)
42. Bonobo – Kong
43. Dabrye – Hot Mating Ritual
44. Souleance – Biscornu
45. RJD2 – The Perfect Occasion
46. Dam-Funk – The Acceptance
47. Mux Mool – Payback
48. BEAR|FOOT – Get U Outta My Head