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See some of the beautiful images from Cassini's mission to Saturn

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Posted at 10:34 AM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 12:52:24-04

The Cassini spacecraft has officially ended its 20-year-long trip to Saturn.

The probe transmitted its final signal and deliberately crashed into the planet’s surface Friday morning.

Cassini launched in 1997 and traveled nearly a million miles, reaching Saturn’s system in 2004. Since then, the probe has been exploring the planet and its moons, taking photos and collecting other data along the way.

Click or tap the image below to see a selection of some of the breathtaking shots Cassini has captured during its time around Saturn.

To see more photos (and video), log on to saturn.jpl.nasa.gov.