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Saturn's moon Mimas' 'Mount Everest' stands tall in Cassini's latest image!

Saturn's moon Mimas' 'Mount Everest' stands tall in Cassini's latest image!

Herschel's peak stands nearly as tall as Mount Everest on Earth.

Saturn's north pole basks in the glory of sunlight, while Cassini captures the moment!

Saturn's north pole basks in the glory of sunlight, while Cassini captures the moment!

In this image, the planet appears darker in regions where the cloud deck is lower, such the region interior to the hexagon.  

Moon Mimas creates illusion of proximity with Saturn's rings as Cassini clicks!

Moon Mimas creates illusion of proximity with Saturn's rings as Cassini clicks!

This view looks toward the anti-Saturn hemisphere of Mimas.

Top five amazing discoveries by Cassini at Saturn

Top five amazing discoveries by Cassini at Saturn

Top five amazing discoveries by Cassini at Saturn

Spectacular: NASA's Cassini delivers first images from its mission ring-grazing orbits!

Spectacular: NASA's Cassini delivers first images from its mission ring-grazing orbits!

Cassini’s imaging cameras acquired these latest views on December 2 and 3, about two days before the first ring-grazing approach to the planet.

Cassini's grand finale: NASA's Saturn probe makes first 'ring-grazing' plunge

Cassini's grand finale: NASA's Saturn probe makes first 'ring-grazing' plunge

The spacecraft, which began its penultimate mission phase on November 30, crossed through the plane of Saturn's rings on December 4 at 5:09 a.m. PST (8:09 a.m. EST) at a distance of approximately 91,000 kilometres above the planet's cloud tops.

NASA's Cassini captures Saturn's small moon 'Hyperion' orbiting the planet in chaotic manner (See pic)

NASA's Cassini captures Saturn's small moon 'Hyperion' orbiting the planet in chaotic manner (See pic)

The image that shows Hyperion orbiting the planet in a chaotic manner was captured by the Cassini spacecraft narrow-angle camera on August 22, 2016 in green light.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft set to explore Saturn's rings

NASA's Cassini spacecraft set to explore Saturn's rings

On November 30, Cassini will begin a daring set of Ring-Grazing Orbits, skimming past the outside edge of Saturn's main rings. 

NASA's Cassini spacecraft to make its closest flyby of Saturn's rings soon!

NASA's Cassini spacecraft to make its closest flyby of Saturn's rings soon!

On many of these passes, Cassini's instruments will attempt to directly sample ring particles and molecules of faint gases that are found close to the rings.  

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures breathtaking view of Saturn's F ring and its moon 'Prometheus'

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures breathtaking view of Saturn's F ring and its moon 'Prometheus'

NASA has released a beautiful image of Saturn's faint ring and its moon Prometheus.

Saturn or a watercolour painting? NASA's Cassini beams back image of picturesque swirls on the planet's surface! - See pic

Saturn or a watercolour painting? NASA's Cassini beams back image of picturesque swirls on the planet's surface! - See pic

This view looks toward the sunlit side of the rings from about 20 degrees above the ring plane.

New Cassini image shows structure of Saturn's rings in unrivalled detail – See pic!

New Cassini image shows structure of Saturn's rings in unrivalled detail – See pic!

The image was taken in visible light with the Cassini spacecraft wide-angle camera on September 24, 2016.

 

NASA's Cassini captures methane clouds drifting across Saturn's largest moon Titan – Watch!

NASA's Cassini captures methane clouds drifting across Saturn's largest moon Titan – Watch!

The observations were made on October 29 and 30, 2016 by the NASA's Cassini spacecraft.

NASA's Cassini probe sees seasonal changes on Saturn's largest moon 'Titan'

NASA's Cassini probe sees seasonal changes on Saturn's largest moon 'Titan'

 Scientists have said that NASA's Cassini mission has allowed them to observe the pattern of seasonal changes on Titan, Saturn's largest moon.

NASA's Cassini captures Saturn's rings in the daylight on the planet's nightside! - See pic

NASA's Cassini captures Saturn's rings in the daylight on the planet's nightside! - See pic

The beauty of the image lies in the fact that the rings also reflect sunlight back onto the night side of the planet, making it appear brighter than it would otherwise.

NASA's Cassini unearths evidence of subsurface ocean within Saturn's moon Dione!

NASA's Cassini unearths evidence of subsurface ocean within Saturn's moon Dione!

The researchers believe that Dione's ocean has probably survived for the whole history of the moon, and thus offers a long-lived habitable zone for microbial life. 

Saturn, you beauty! NASA's Cassini captures the planet in all its glory! - See pic

Saturn, you beauty! NASA's Cassini captures the planet in all its glory! - See pic

 Faint wisps of cloud visible in the atmosphere give it a mysterious look, as ring shadows trace delicate, curving lines across the planet, at the bottom.

Is history repeating itself? NASA discovers 'impossible' ice cloud on Titan again! - See pic

Is history repeating itself? NASA discovers 'impossible' ice cloud on Titan again! - See pic

A similar incident occurred decades ago, when the infrared instrument on NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft spotted an ice cloud just like this one on Titan. 

NASA's Cassini captures the reign of Pan, Saturn's small moon! - See pic

NASA's Cassini captures the reign of Pan, Saturn's small moon! - See pic

The view in the image looks toward the sunlit side of the rings from about 8 degrees above the ring plane.

Cassini gets ready for closest-ever observations of Saturn

Cassini gets ready for closest-ever observations of Saturn

Beginning on November 30, Cassini's orbit will send the spacecraft just past the outer edge of the main rings.