Final Image From Cassini

Earlier today the Cassini spacecraft entered the atmosphere of Saturn after sending back its last ever image. It has been a successful 13 years in orbit revealing many features in the rings and new moons that we currently are not able to explain. Cassini will leave behind a legacy of data for scientists to work through for at least another decade.

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Taken from the NASA website of the above last image.

“This monochrome view is the last image taken by the imaging cameras on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. It looks toward the planet’s night side, lit by reflected light from the rings, and shows the location at which the spacecraft would enter the planet’s atmosphere hours later.”

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