NASA first launched its Cassini spacecraft in 1997 to go on its 20-year mission to capture data about Saturn, it’s rings, and it’s moons.

In September of this year, Cassini will be intentionally crashed into Saturn’s surface in order to protect the planet’s icy moons from contamination that may be emitted by the probe.

But before that time, Cassini has been capturing a few last images of the planet, it’s moons and the hard to miss rings that surround them.

Possibly one of the most spectacular photos in this lineup was captured about 810,000 miles away from Saturn earlier this month and shows the dark side of Saturn with its rings in the far end of the shot (pictured below).

But Cassini wasn’t done there. They also captured Saturn’s wavemaker moon, Daphnis as Cassini made one of its ring-grazing passes over the outer edges of Saturn’s rings earlier this month.

And to finish things off, Casini posted this amazing photo of one of Saturn’s larger icy moons, Tethys.

You can view more photos from Cassini and find out more about them at the source link below

Source: NASA

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