The Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn last year, September 15, 2017 after orbiting the planet since 2004.
It’s the fourth probe to visit the planet from Earth.
The 13-year Cassini mission had provided new insights and discoveries about Saturn.
Cassini gave us a new scientific perspective on its moons and its rings.
The mission also gave us some of the most spectacular images of the ringed planet.
The Cassini mission ended dramatically when the probe ran out of fuel. The probe made several maneuvers and dives between the planets, it’s moons and the rings, before making its final plunge into Saturn on September 15, 2017.
During Cassini’s final act, it collected some spectacular images and data that had never been collected before.
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