Fresh from the Cassini orbiter are pictures of Saturn’s two moons–or make that three. As seen in the photo below, there’s a tiny speck that represents one of Saturn’s moons, Atlas. The moon on top of the rings, Enceladus, could even harbor life.
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As Gizmodo mentions in their piece, “After over a decade of science, the Cassini spacecraft is currently on its farewell tour of the Saturn system. It will be performing ever-more daring feats of orbital dynamics this year in the lead up to its final plunge into the gas giant in 2017.” It’s sad to see it go, but here’s one of a series of TED videos by Cassini team leader Carolyn Porco that shows us why this has been such a massive accomplishment. Prepare to be inspired.