NASA’s Latest Photographs of Saturn Rings in Highest Resolution

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From the last stages of Cassini spacecraft mission, NASA released some high-resolution photos of the Saturn rings. The spacecraft is about 1.2 billion kilometers away from Earth now and it’s on the “Ring-Grazing” mission phase. “Although Cassini saw these features earlier in the mission, the spacecraft’s current, special orbits are now providing opportunities to see them in greater detail,” explains NASA. “The new images resolve details as small as 0.3 miles (550 meters), which is on the scale of Earth’s tallest buildings.” Cassini Imaging team leader Carolyn Porco said in a statement, ““As the person who planned those initial orbit-insertion ring images—which remained our most detailed views of the rings for the past 13 years—I am taken aback by how vastly improved are the details in this new collection. How fitting it is that we should go out with the best views of Saturn’s rings we’ve ever collected.”

This is a picture of a storm on Saturn taken in 2011

This is a picture of a storm on Saturn taken in 2011

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Cassini spacecraft just sent new pictures, showing the never seen details of the Saturn rings

Cassini spacecraft just sent new pictures, showing the never seen details of the Saturn rings

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The spacecraft got closer to Saturn’s icy debris rings on the “Ring- Gazing” phase than man-made device has ever been

The spacecraft got closer to Saturn’s icy debris rings on the

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‘The new images resolve details as small as 0.3 miles (550 meters), which is on the scale of Earth’s tallest buildings.’

‘The new images resolve details as small as 0.3 miles (550 meters), which is on the scale of Earth’s tallest buildings.’

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The spacecraft will perform its final move into the thick atmosphere of Saturn on September 2017

The spacecraft will perform its final move into the thick atmosphere of Saturn on September 2017

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