While the unprocessed images still look pretty rough, they show details of Saturn's atmosphere that aren't usually on display.  Read more...

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The Cassini spacecraft dove between Saturn and its rings: Here are the photos to prove it

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Cassini shot the gap and lived to tell the tale.

The Saturn-exploring spacecraft managed to successfully fly through the 1,500 mile gap between Saturn and its rings and survive seemingly unscathed.

New photos beamed home after it completed that daredevil maneuver show the planet’s atmosphere from a closer distance than ever before. At its nearest point, Cassini flew about 1,900 miles above  Saturn’s clouds, which are mainly comprised of hydrogen and helium. 

While the unprocessed images still look pretty rough, they show details of Saturn’s atmosphere that aren’t usually on display.  Read more…

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