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Cassini Captures Closest Images of Saturn's Atmosphere

NASA - Cassini Mission to Saturn patch.

April 27, 2017

This unprocessed image shows features in Saturn's atmosphere from closer than ever before. The view was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its first Grand Finale dive past the planet on April 26, 2017. Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute.

Cassini Grand Finale. Animation Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA (European Space Agency) and the Italian Space Agency. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a division of Caltech in Pasadena, manages the mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington. JPL designed, developed and assembled the Cassini orbiter.

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Image (mentioned), Animation (mentioned), Text, Credits: NASA/Brian Dunbar.


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