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The Very Last View Before Death

According to Neil deGrasse Tyson, this is “[the orbiter] Cassini’s last image [transmitted] before entering Saturn’s atmosphere and burning up…”

This is full-on WOW-material from across the solar system. That’s what it is.

(For a better sense of context, here is an artist’s rendering of the orbiter in action as it would have entered its death-throes at Saturn:)

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