NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been hard at work snapping as much of our solar system as possible, with the latest images of Saturn’s Dione moon stealing the show once more.
We’ve been spoiled with high-quality space photography in the past couple of years, with Cassini’s mission just one of many dotted around our solar system.
Hubble, for example, has been peering ever further into deep space to send us back images of galaxies of all shapes and sizes. Cassini, though, is on theme. Flying around to get really informative, close-up imagery that adds to our understanding of the planets around us.
So, here are just a few of the latest batch to be taken in at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). You can click on some of the images to see their full size:
The Cassini Solstice Mission is a joint US and European project. The JPL manages the mission.
The Cassini orbiter was designed, developed and assembled at JPL. The imaging team consists of scientists from the US, England, France and Germany.