Cassin spacecraft

NASA's Cassini probe of Saturn prepares for last plunge

Apr 05, 2017 - 10:43 PM

Its final goal is to sample Saturn s atmosphere and particles coming from the main rings for the first time while also capturing the closest ever views of Saturn s clouds and inner rings NASA says

THE GRAND FINALE. Artist's concept of Cassini's final orbits between the innermost rings and Saturn's cloud tops. Image from NASA.