11 best photos from the Cassini

From late April to September 15, Cassini will make another 22 flights between Saturn and its rings, and then fall into the atmosphere of the planet and burn in it like an ordinary meteorite.

According to NASA, the orbital station, launched on October 15, 1997, reached Saturn in 2004. Since then, she has handed over to the Earth countless gigabytes of data and stunning photographs, which allowed the publication of more than 3000 scientific reports. Now Cassini has just run out of fuel, and scientists do not want the device to crash into one of Saturn’s 62 moons and leave traces of human activity on it – so that the best outcome will be combustion in the atmosphere.


Saturn and the tiny (in comparison with the planet) moon Tethys (November 26, 2012)


Another moon, Titan (December 4, 2015)


Saturn and Titan (August 29, 2012)


The tiny moon Pan, dubbed the “Space Dumpling” (March 7, 2017)


Solar eclipse of Saturn, a kind of their cosmos (February 3, 2016)


The North Pole of Enceladus (October 15, 2015)


Another tiny moon of Saturn, Elena (September 17, 2010)


“Rose” – a whirlwind at the north pole of Saturn (April 29, 2013)


Saturn’s moon Mimas, nicknamed “The Star of Death” (October 22, 2016)


The beautiful rings of Saturn (May 23, 2005)

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