By Jesus Diaz
An ode to the incredible engineering of NASA’s largest deep space vessel.
This is where Cassini plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere in a blaze of glory. After 19 years and 335 days in space—most of it spent spinning around the Saturnian System—Cassini took this one last photo as she descended into the atmosphere of the ringed planet. “This is where I will die, my friends,” I can imagine her thinking as she patiently beamed it back to Earth, “It was good while it lasted, right?”