Sunday, April 30, 2017

Cassini spacecraft: The most stunning images from the ship's decade-long orbit around Saturn

The Cassini spacecraft is headed to its death in Saturn's atmosphere.
But first, it will do some more of the groundbreaking and important science work that it has been doing for the last decade it has spent flying around the planet.
That has included detecting the potential for life in our own solar system and shedding new and unprecedented light on our huge and often surprising neighbour.
Even in its last moments – which will come on 15 September – Cassini will be capturing information and images of the likes never before seen. And the mission will finish as it has gone before – concluding a decade-long project that has included some of the most stunning pictures of space ever taken.
Here's a small sample of some of those images.
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