Cassini, who had left Earth aboard rockets Titan IVB/Centaur 1997 to 7 years later became the first artificial satellite of Saturn, today after 12 years providing us invaluable information from gas giants is gearing up to leave.
From the beginning of the current month to April 22, 2017, Cassini performed has equally twenty orbit around Saturn by flying near its poles and every 7 days diving below the external rings-in this way we have for the first time to see the photos from the perspective of the inner rings of the planet.
Last phase of Cassini mission just began
Then Cassini is by internal rings Pierce and then break down to the surface of Saturn, providing, of course, all the time priceless data and photographs.
The end of Cassini is planned for September 15, 2017, and now began its last dance. In April we have to receive the first pictures of this phase of the mission, and it will be something to watch-this will be our first look at Saturn from this page.