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Cassini Begins Epic Final Year at Saturn


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Saturn, northern hemisphere

Since NASA's Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn, the planet's appearance has changed greatly. This view shows Saturn's northern hemisphere in 2016, as that part of the planet nears its northern hemisphere summer solstice in May 2017.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

After more than 12 years studying Saturn, its rings and moons, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has entered the final year of its epic voyage.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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