An illustration of the Cassini spacecraft during its final plunge into Saturn's atmosphere. Photo: EPA/Nasa An illustration of the Cassini spacecraft during its final plunge into Saturn's atmosphere. Photo: EPA/Nasa
An illustration of the Cassini spacecraft during its final plunge into Saturn's atmosphere. Photo: EPA/Nasa

‘End of mission’: Nasa farewells Saturn explorer Cassini as it plunges into gas giant

As the only spacecraft to ever orbit the planet, it showed us the rings and moons up close during its 20-year journey

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An illustration of the Cassini spacecraft during its final plunge into Saturn's atmosphere. Photo: EPA/Nasa An illustration of the Cassini spacecraft during its final plunge into Saturn's atmosphere. Photo: EPA/Nasa
An illustration of the Cassini spacecraft during its final plunge into Saturn's atmosphere. Photo: EPA/Nasa
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