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The 16 Most Gorgeous Pictures Cassini Took Of Saturn Before Dying In Her Atmosphere

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Vote up the pictures that most make you wish you could go to the ringed planet.

In 1997, NASA launched the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft to explore and photograph the mysterious planet Saturn. And 20 years later, NASA released high-resolution photos of exactly what the unmanned spaceship was able to see

Researchers at NASA and the European Space Agency teamed up to design Cassini-Huygens in the 1980s. Named after astronomers Giovanni Cassini and Christiaan Huygens, the spacecraft was designed to not only photograph the planet, but also to collect data from it and its 62 moons. These latest photos came from Cassini-Huygens's final phase - called the Grand Finale - which started in April 2017. On September 15, 2017, Cassini's mission came to a close, and it burned up in Saturn's upper atmosphere.