Illustration showing Cassini's final orbits.

February 13, 2017

During its final months, the Cassini spacecraft will climb repeatedly high above the planet’s north pole and then dive between the planet and the innermost edge of its dazzling rings.

More on Cassini's Grand Finale.

Illustration of Cassini's final orbits.
A similar graphic without the final orbit highlighted in orange.

Credit

NASA / Jet Propulsion Laboratory-Caltech / Erick Sturm

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