NASA's Cassini captures closest image of Saturn's atmosphere!

The unprocessed image shows features in Saturn's atmosphere from closer than ever before.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Apr 27, 2017, 20:48 PM IST
NASA's Cassini captures closest image of Saturn's atmosphere!
Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute.

New Delhi: The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful view of Saturn's atmosphere.

The image was captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft during its first Grand Finale dive past the planet on April 26, 2017.

The unprocessed image shows features in Saturn's atmosphere from closer than ever before.

Cassini spacecrfat is a joint mission of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency.

The 22-foot-tall (6.7 meter) spacecraft was launched in 1997 and began orbiting Saturn in 2004.

The spacecraft is running low on fuel, and will make a death plunge into Saturn's surface on September 15, 2017.