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Cassini's Final Full Image of Saturn–Large Version

Here's a mosaic of Saturn made from raw images acquired by Cassini on Sept. 13, 2017, as it was on its way toward its dive into the planet's atmosphere. These images are uncalibrated for color but were acquired in visible-light RGB filters.


The mosaic comprises 11 color composites, each a stack of three preview-quality JPEG images taken in red, green, and blue channels. They were adjusted for brightness and color to be fairly uniform across the whole view.


This will be our last close-up image of Saturn for a long time.


I think we'll all miss Cassini very much. I know I will.


Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Jason Major

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Taken on September 3, 2018