The Cassini spacecraft spent just over 13 years in the Saturn system, studying this massive, gaseous planet, its rings and its moons. Thanks to gravity assists from Saturn’s moon Titan, the probe was able to change its orbit around the planet many times, and view the planet from various angles. In total, the probe sent back more than 450,000 images of the Saturn system. That’s a lot to sift through, but we think these are some of the most spectacular images Cassini took of Saturn.
This image shows a huge storm churning through the atmosphere in Saturn’s northern hemisphere on Feb. 25, 2011.