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NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Makes Grand Finale Plunge

18 Sep 2017, 19:12 UTC
NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Makes Grand Finale Plunge NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

NASA's Cassini gazes across the icy rings of Saturn toward the icy moon Tethys, whose night side is illuminated by Saturnshine, or sunlight reflected by the planet. Tethys was on the far side of Saturn with respect to Cassini here; an observer looking upward from the moon's surface toward Cassini would see Saturn's illuminated disk filling the sky.

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