Saturn’s secrets uncovered

NASA’s Cassini space probe has dived through the narrow gap between Saturn and its icy rings to take its first pictures of the planet.

They are the closest images ever taken of Saturn. There is a picture of a hurricane system, and it does look a bit like the hurricanes you see on earth – but this one’s enormous and it’s on Saturn.

As well as taking more photos, the probe would sample the atmosphere to give scientists a better understanding of the sixth planet from the sun.

Cassini will self-destruct in September by plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere, concluding its 20-year mission.

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lizzy
lizzy
4 years ago

woow that is so weird

nate
nate
4 years ago

why does the probe have to self desruct?
why can’t they just send it back?

Caleb
Caleb
4 years ago

Awwwsssooommmeee it’s such a relief
that the hurricane isn’t on planet Earth

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

This is so coooooooooooool!

daniel
daniel
4 years ago

this is so savage whats next aliens!

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

I love space

Blake
Blake
4 years ago

That a big waste of money

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

I have heaps of space stuff why can’t they send it to my house

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

Don’t self destruct the drone send it back

Izzie
Izzie
4 years ago

Why do you want to destruct it?

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

Wow 😳

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

This is really fascinating to me that I’ve read it over & over

Anonymous
Anonymous
4 years ago

Wow

konnor
konnor
4 years ago

WOAH! I want to go on that planet. BTW love those rings

lily
lily
4 years ago

IS this real true stuff

Anna
Anna
4 years ago

why not when it self destructs you could just make a new one?

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