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Cassini’s last full image of Saturn

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Cassini’s last full image of Saturn.

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft took a last full, mosaic image of Saturn two days before the spacecraft descended into the planet’s atmosphere. In just over 2 hours, Cassini captured 80 wide-angle images, and 42 where used to construct this image.

Cassini’s 13 year mission ended on September 15th, 2017.

(Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute, EarthSky)

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