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Before the plunge

Before the plunge


Date: 15 September 2017
Satellite: Cassini
Depicts: Saturn
Copyright: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

This image of Saturn's northern hemisphere was taken by Cassini on 13 September 2017. It is among the last images Cassini sent back to Earth.

The view was taken in visible red light using the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera at a distance of 1.1 million kilometres from Saturn. Image scale is 64 km per pixel.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is a cooperative project of NASA, ESA and the Italian Space Agency.

Last Update: 1 September 2019
27-Nov-2022 04:38 UT

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