Cassini's top 10 images of Saturn and its moons

The NASA Cassini mission captured beautiful images of Saturn, its rings and its moons.

23rd November 2015. Saturn’s moon Tethys floating in the foreground of its parent planet. The moon is composed mainly of water ice, much like the rings of Saturn. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)
Published: December 13, 2016 at 10:33 am
On 15 September 2017, NASA's Cassini spacecraft deorbited into Saturn, ending a 20-year mission that saw it study the ringed planet and Saturnian satellites up close.
Cassini flew through the gap between Saturn and its rings, landed a probe on its largest moon Titan and dove through watery outbursts erupting from through the cracks of the icy moon Enceladus.
View our gallery of some of the best images captured by Cassini throughout its mission.


Iain Todd, BBC Sky at Night Magazine
Iain ToddScience journalist

Iain Todd is BBC Sky at Night Magazine's Staff Writer. He fell in love with the night sky when he caught his first glimpse of Orion, aged 10.

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