Cassini is entering the Grand Finale phase of its mission and getting closer to Saturn than ever before. Last Friday, for the first time ever, Cassini was able to reveal 3-dimensionality in the clouds of Saturn.
— Carolyn Porco (@carolynporco) August 19, 2017
As Cassini gets closer to Saturn the craft will swing closer and closer to the planet enabling it to study Saturn’s interior structure and the rings.
On September 15th Cassini will plunge into Saturn’s atmosphere and burn up 3 minutes later, valiantly fighting to send back data on the composition of the atmosphere until the last second.
If you haven’t seen it already, NASAs final stage of the mission video is beauitful and a must watch.