NASA’s groundbreaking Cassini spacecraft is reaching the end of its life, soon to be frazzled by Saturn’s atmosphere.
The mission, which has brought us incredible shots of Saturn, has delivered its finale spectacular photographs on its ‘Grand Finale’ which will come on September 15.
The space expedition took place 12 years ago when the Cassini probe captured the most detailed images of Saturn, and it’s companion Huygens was sent to investigate Titan.
Here are a few of Cassini’s most striking shots…
The mission has included detecting the potential for life in our own solar system as well revealing a lot more about Saturn, the Independent reports.
Cassini’s Grande Finale…
Cassini said its final goodbyes to the moon Titan and began a trajectory to its death.
Today the mission is being celebrated by NASA and in a Google Doodle because it has begun the first of 22 dives between the rings and the planet.