05 October 2018
Vol 362, Issue 6410

About The Cover

Cover image expansion

COVER Cassini's final wide-angle view of Saturn and its rings, taken on 13 September 2017, 2 days before the spacecraft burned up in the planet's atmosphere. The Sun is at an oblique angle on the far side of Saturn, which casts a dark shadow across the rings. This color mosaic was produced from multiple images taken with Cassini's Imaging Science Subsystem. See page 44.
Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute