Cassini Spacecraft, Sun and Saturn

Cassini Spacecraft, Sun and Saturn

An artist’s conception of NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft (bottom left on this image), Sun and Saturn.

Launched on October 15, 1997, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft went into orbit around Saturn on July 1, 2004. Since then, it has taken thousands of photos of Saturn, the second-largest planet in the Solar System, its prominent rings, and moons. And on September 15, 2017, Cassini plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere and disintegrated.

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