CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

A Farewell to Saturn

After more than 13 years at Saturn, and with its fate sealed, NASA's Cassini spacecraft bid farewell to the Saturnian system by firing the shutters of its wide-angle camera and capturing this last, full mosaic of Saturn and its rings two days before the spacecraft's dramatic plunge into the planet's atmosphere. (Image Advisory can be found here.)

Nov 21, 2017: A Farewell to Saturn - After more than 13 years at Saturn, and with its fate sealed, NASA's Cassini spacecraft bid farewell to the Saturnian system by firing the shutters of its wide-angle camera and capturing this last, full mosaic of Saturn and its rings two days before the spacecraft's dramatic plunge into the planet's atmosphere.
Alliance Member Comments
Bogo (Nov 22, 2017 at 1:47 AM):
Goodbye my window vicarious into another world. Thank you to all those who made an operated you. It was an honour to watch you work. Godspeed to you all!
NeKto (Nov 21, 2017 at 5:19 PM):
Farewell, noble machine. inanimate friend, stalwart explorer, who brought our eyes and ears to the Saturn system for baker's dozen years.
you are missed, good and faithful friend.

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