In this stunning animation, watch NASA's Cassini spacecraft begin the last chapter of its 20-year mission to Saturn. Diving deeper into Saturn's rings than ever before, scientists hope that the data from Cassini's final orbits will help to improve our understanding of the giant ringed planet. The probe's last act will be to plunge itself into the planet's atmosphere, where it will burn up and become part of the planet itself.
Visit saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/ to learn more about the Cassini mission and its Grand Finale. Directed by Erik Wernquist. Video courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.
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