As Cassini’s tour of Saturn draws to a close, a look back at postcards from the probe

NASA's veteran spacecraft has revealed a lot about Saturn in its more than 20 years in space

Saturn, as photographed about Cassini

CASSINI'S CURTAIN CALL  In 13 years of orbiting Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft has seen the passing of two seasons: northern winter to spring and spring to summer. In this March 2016 image, Saturn's northern summer solstice is approaching. 

JPL-Caltech/NASA, Space Science Institute

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