The picture was taken at a distance of 267 thousand kilometers from the planet’s surface.
Station, Cassini has transferred to the Ground the turbulent areas, which are located at the North pole of Saturn. The picture was published on the website NASA.
Cassini took this picture on April 26, the first day of the final phase of his mission. As the researchers note, the summer solstice occurred on Saturn may 24, 2017, which the North pole of the planet is partially illuminated in the picture. But at the moment this region of the world gradually plunged into darkness, which will remain on it for several earth years.
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Space station, Cassini-Huygens, worth more than three billion dollars, was launched in 1997 to study Saturn and its moon Titan.
Cassini is named after the Italian scientist Jean Domenico Cassini, who proved that the ring of Saturn consists of two parts separated by a dark band (Cassini’s division) also suggests that the rings of Saturn are composed of parts of various sizes.
Cassini-Huygens is one of the most ambitious space missions ever launched into space. It is filled with a huge number of tools and chambers for precise measurements and high quality pictures in different atmospheric conditions and the color spectrum. Space station consists of the space station Cassini (built by NASA) and the Huygens probe (European Space Agency).
The Cassini mission is a joint project of NASA, ESA (European space Agency) and Italian space Agency.
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