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The Documentary Cassini's Last Adventure The incredible journey of the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft

Twenty years ago, a rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida on a billion mile trek to Saturn. The photos the probe took revealed some astonishing things about Saturn, its rings and moons. Scientists have watched a new band of the ring form and witnessed the changing of seasons on this gas giant. But it’s the moons that have stolen the show for we know now that Enceladus and Titan are thought to have the right conditions for life. On 15 September, we say farewell to this game-changing mission and crash the probe into Saturn’s toxic clouds, protecting these moons from contamination. All images courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech