NASA converted images from Cassini's first dive into a movie sequence and it is nothing short of amazing, according to those who have seen it. The spacecraft also beamed back images of Saturn's moon Enceladus from a previous flyby.
Before Cassini starts its finale death dive towards Saturn's rings, it managed to capture the planet Earth and the moon in between Saturn's rings. The Grand finale will mark the end of Cassini's mission.
Cassini's ring grazing orbits resulted in the close-up images of the hardy objects that create a disruptive pattern on Saturn's rings.
Cassini is running out of fuel and is near the end of its mission. But before it plunges to its death, it will first complete a series of ring dives that started last Nov. 30.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft will orbit close to Saturn's rings in order to capture detailed and high-resolution images of the rings' structure and the moonlets orbiting near the rings.
Two lesser photographed among Saturn's moon was captured by Cassini in their orbit near the planet's massive rings.
Saturn casts a shadow on its ring when Cassini camera took images of the planet lit by the Sun.