U.S. spacecraft shares first view from inside Saturn's rings

U.S. spacecraft shares first view from inside Saturn's ringsBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – NASA’s Cassini spacecraft sent the closest-ever images of Saturn on Thursday after surviving its first plunge inside the planet’s rings, the U.S. space agency said. A stream of pictures showing Saturn’s swirling clouds, massive hurricane and odd six-sided vortex weather system were transmitted back to Earth by Cassini, which has been exploring Saturn for 13 years. Now in its final laps around Saturn, Cassini dove through the narrow gap between the planet and its innermost ring on Wednesday, where no spacecraft has ever gone before.



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