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NASA's Cassini spacecraft still has a few months to go before it completes its mission in September, but the veteran Saturn explorer reaches a new milestone today.

A new movie sequence of images from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows the view as the spacecraft swooped over Saturn during the first of its Grand Finale dives between the planet and its rings on April 26.

As NASA's Cassini spacecraft prepares to shoot the narrow gap between Saturn and its rings for the second time in its Grand Finale, Cassini engineers are delighted, while ring scientists are puzzled, that the region appears to be relatively dust-free.

A new image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft shows planet Earth as a point of light between the icy rings of Saturn.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft will make its final close flyby of Saturn's haze-enshrouded moon Titan this weekend.

New Views of Saturn's Moon Pan

This image of Saturn's moon Pan was taken on Taken: Mar. 7, 2017 at 5:56 PM by Cassini

A team of researchers has succeeded in measuring the brightnesses and temperatures of Saturn's rings using the mid-infrared images taken by the Subaru Telescope in 2008.

Dione Lit by Sunshine and Saturnshine

Dione's lit hemisphere faces away from Cassini's camera, yet the moon's darkened surface features are dimly illuminated in this image, due to Saturnshine.

High Resolution Look At Saturn's Rings

Newly released images showcase the incredible closeness with which NASA's Cassini spacecraft, now in its "ring-grazing" orbits phase, is observing Saturn's dazzling rings of icy debris.

Peeking Over Saturn's Shoulder

No Earth-based telescope could ever capture a view quite like this. Earth-based views can only show Saturn's daylit side, from within about 25 degrees of Saturn's equatorial plane.

Closest View Yet of Pandora

This image from NASA's Cassini spacecraft is one of the highest-resolution views ever taken of Saturn's moon Pandora. Pandora (52 miles, 84 kilometers) across orbits Saturn just outside the narrow F ring.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has sent to Earth its first views of Saturn's atmosphere since beginning the latest phase of its mission.

Cassini Makes First Ring-Grazing Plunge

NASA's Saturn-orbiting Cassini spacecraft has made its first close dive past the outer edges of Saturn's rings since beginning its penultimate mission phase on Nov. 30.

The Birth of Saturn's Rings

A team of researchers have presented a new model for the origin of Saturn's rings based on results of computer simulations.

The Fluid Dynamics of Saturn's Clouds

Saturn's clouds are full of raw beauty, but they also represent a playground for a branch of physics called fluid dynamics, which seeks to understand the motion of gases and liquids.

Cassini Begins Final Year at Saturn

After more than 12 years studying Saturn, its rings and moons, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has entered the final year of its epic voyage.

Watching Saturn's Rings Warp

Saturn's A and F rings appear bizarrely warped where they intersect the planet's limb, whose atmosphere acts here like a very big lens.

A bright disruption in Saturn's narrow F ring suggests it may have been disturbed recently.

During a recent stargazing session, NASA's Cassini spacecraft watched a bright star pass behind the plume of gas and dust that spews from Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.

Saturn's Criss-Crossed Rings

At first glance, Saturn's rings appear to be intersecting themselves in an impossible way.

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