Cassini got pictures of Saturn in the solstice

© Photo : NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Hampton UniversityШестиугольный hurricane at the North pole of Saturn in 2013 and 2017Cassini got pictures of Saturn in the solstice© Photo : NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute/Hampton University

The probe Cassini has obtained new images of Saturn and the famous hexagonal storm on its North pole on the second day of solstice on the planet-the giant whose witness he could be for 13 years in its orbit, according to NASA.

«During the second phase of the mission Cassini, which was called «Solstice», we were able to see a complete change of all seasons on Saturn. The whole system is changing dramatically with the onset of summer and end of winter, and thanks to Cassini, we had a great opportunity to follow this,» said Linda Spilker (Linda Spilker), scientific Director of the mission.

Recently Cassini has officially launched the final phase in my life, the last time he met with a Titan on April 22 of this year. The convergence of this moon of Saturn has helped the probe to change the flight path and go on a collision course with a giant planet, in the atmosphere where it will burn in mid-September of this year, having made 22-of-flight through the gap between the rings and their «Lord».

Prior to this, Cassini» worked for more than seven years in the after-hours of the mission, which received the name «Solstice» in 2010. Because of this, scientists were able to trace the onset of winter and summer on the planet of the giant, and to see the climate change on the surface of Titan when the seasons change on Saturn.

The main opening of the «Cassini» during this period was the discovery that the geysers of Enceladus emit hot water, in principle, capable of generating and sustaining life. This discovery has forced NASA to think about sending another mission to Saturn and Enceladus.