Launched in 1997, the Cassini mission to Saturn sent it’s final images back to earth last week before plunging into the planet in a planned manoeuvre. It spent 13 years in orbit around the ringed planet, carried out some spectacular science and beamed some great images back to earth.
Of all the sights visible in a telescope, there is none so breathtaking as the planet Saturn. Simply put, it is magnificent. Saturn is surrounded by a series of icy rings that circle the planet, making it look like a lolo ball. Unfortunately a telescope is needed to see the rings. Even a small telescope of decent quality will do, and now is the perfect time to see the planet.