Space Photos of the Week: Saturn, You So Pretty

This image, taken by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, shows a landslide and rocky deposit in Simud Valles, a channel on Mars shaped by ancient floods.
1 / 7 In the latest from the Cassini mission, Saturn’s shadow on its rings shrinks as the planet tilts and orbits the sun, moving towards the planet’s solstice.NASA

The universe dished up a host of exciting new discoveries this week. From a shadow on Saturn’s rings to a murky baby…

NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Makes History As It Prepares For The End [Infographic]

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On April 26th, 2017, over 700 million miles away, a small spacecraft made history by plunging between Saturn and its rings. After 2 decades in space and 13 years in orbit around Saturn, this craft has been able to take the most detailed pictures of Saturn in the history of mankind. The craft’s name is Cassini and its time is almost up.

Cassini was launched in 1997 and arrived at Saturn in 2004. There it began its mission by photographing Titan. It launched the Huygens Probe down to the surface of…