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Cassini crosses the gap between the innermost ring and Saturn on April 26th, 2017. 

The Cassini mission launched in 1997 and spent seven years traveling to Saturn, arriving in 2004.  Cassini is the first spacecraft to orbit Saturn, and has provided a treasure trove of data and images of the entire Saturnian system. 

Now you can ride onboard the spacecraft throughout the entire mission (20 years) using “Eyes on Cassini” on your Mac or PC.

In this interactive visualization, you can ride along with the Cassini spacecraft at any time during the entire mission, a period of 20 years! For example, watch the arrival at Saturn on July 1st, 2004, or see Cassini launch the Huygens probe and follow it to Titan, the largest moon of Saturn.  You can see where Cassini was when it captured iconic images, and you can compare the real images to the visualization. You can even ride along with Cassini during its final 20 orbits, in which it zips between Saturn and its rings -- a place no spacecraft has explored before. And you can watch these things happen at actual speed, or much, much faster.

All of this and more is waiting to be explored.