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Cassini’s latest dive through Saturn’s rings reveals spectacular detail

12 Jul 2017, 22:33 UTC
Cassini’s latest dive through Saturn’s rings reveals spectacular detail NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has now successfully completed its 12th ring crossing at Saturn, and is now well past the halfway point of the Grand Finale phase of its mission. Each ring crossing, with now only 10 left, brings Cassini closer to its inevitable end in September, when the spacecraft will plunge into Saturn’s turbulent atmosphere to meet its fiery fate.

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