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You can see Saturn's rings closer than ever in these images

Cassini was launched October 15, 1997 to study Saturn and its numerous satellites. Since 2004, the 12 Cassini instruments have been transmitting system information, although it was supposed to conclude its activity at the end of 2008. NASA decided in 2010 to extend its mission to 2017, allowing scientists to study the changes Climate on the planet and its moons.