Cassini beams back the closest EVER images of Saturn – And nobody knows what the are

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft continues making history.

NASA notes that the first few images sent back to Earth from Cassini are unprocessed, and it is unclear what they show.

As Cassini is plunging into Saturn, the spacecraft has managed to send back to Earth unprecedented, stunning images from its descent down the mysterious gap located between Saturn and its magnificent rings.

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In this artist’s illustration the spacecraft is shown breaking apart after entering Saturn’s atmosphere. Credit: NASA/JPL
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Some key numbers for Cassini’s Grand Finale and final plunge into Saturn. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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