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(image source) This is the last image taken by the imaging cameras on Cassini spacecraft. The image was taken in visible light using the Cassini's wide-angle camera at a distance of 394,000 miles (634,000 kilometers) from Saturn. Image scale is about 11 miles (17 kilometers). It looks toward the planet's night side, lit by reflected light from the rings, and ...


Yes, on one of the final orbits it took some pictures of the rings while crossing the ring plane: More details of that image are here, and this page show some still images. Here’s another one: though it’s hard to interpret without reading the description. All the science done during the “Grand finale” orbits is described here.

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