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The Grand Finale, Proximal orbits
Ian R
post May 15 2017, 05:48 AM
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Cassini Grand Finale Saturn Portrait (Annotated Version) (April 13, 2017)
by Ian Regan, on Flickr


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post May 15 2017, 05:38 PM
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Breathtaking stuff! The definitive image of a backlit Saturn.

Very nice work.
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Ian R
post May 20 2017, 03:48 AM
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Thanks Jase! cool.gif

The other version of the mosaic (sans annotations) is actually presented 'upside-down', which is just an aesthetic choice:


Cassini's 'Grand Finale' Saturn Portrait (April 13, 2017)


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post May 31 2017, 02:20 PM
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Cassini survived a close brush by the D ring, no word yet on whether it encountered much in the way of particle impacts.

Spaceflight Now article
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I made a video homage to the Cassini Mission:
https://vimeo.com/217370907
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