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Saturn Final Approach Images

These are processed images from Cassini's Final Approach.

Sep 15, 2017: Impact Site: Cassini's Final Image - This monochrome view is the last image taken by the imaging cameras on NASA's Cassini spacecraft. It looks toward the planet's night side, lit by reflected light from the rings, and shows the location at which the spacecraft would enter the planet's atmosphere hours later.
Sep 15, 2017: Enceladus Setting Behind Saturn - Saturn's active, ocean-bearing moon Enceladus sinks behind the giant planet in a farewell portrait from NASA's Cassini spacecraft.
Sep 15, 2017: A Last Look At Titan - As it glanced around the Saturn system one final time, NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this view of the planet's giant moon Titan.
Sep 15, 2017: Finale Ringscape - This image of Saturn's rings was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 13, 2017. It is among the last images Cassini sent back to Earth.
Sep 15, 2017: Saturn: Before The Plunge - This image of Saturn's northern hemisphere was taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft on Sept. 13, 2017. It is among the last images Cassini sent back to Earth.
Sep 15, 2017: Daphnis' Final Appearance - This image of Saturn's outer A ring features the small moon Daphnis and the waves it raises in the edges of the Keeler Gap.
Alliance Member Comments
Kathy Corday (Sep 15, 2017 at 8:00 AM):
R.I.P. Cassini Saturn...Oh, the places you've gone!

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