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Cassini space probe offers a never-before-seen perspective on Saturn’s intricate rings just weeks before its mission-ending plunge into the planet.

Talk about ringside seats!

We’ve known about Saturn’s rings since 1610, when Galileo turned his telescope skyward and took a close look at the sixth planet from the sun. But never before have we had a view of the rings like this: a dazzling new movie made from photos snapped by the Cassini space probe show the rings from the inside out — that is, looking outward from the narrow gap between the rings and the planet itself.

The 21 photos were taken over a span of four minutes on Aug. 20 as Cassini dove through the gap. At the time, the school bus-sized craft was about 1,100 miles above the cloud tops that mark Saturn’s uppermost layer (the gas giant planet has no surface) and about the same distance from the innermost ring.

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Saturn’s rings from the inside looking out

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https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/dazzling-inside-out-movie-was-shot-inside-saturn-s-rings-ncna796306

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