At the time of shooting, the apparatus was at a distance of 76 thousand kilometres from the rings.
NASA experts noted that they had received from the apparatus Cassini “colored photographs of the fragments of Saturn’s rings in high quality”.
The final image is composed of pictures that were taken by the Cassini narrow-angle camera in July 2017.
It is reported that at the time of shooting, the apparatus was at a distance of 76 thousand kilometres from the rings. Natural colors were created by combining pictures taken through red, green and blue filters.
It turned out that the closer the rings are to Saturn, the richer their colour. While experts can’t explain why the rings of Saturn was more beige, though composed of ice and cosmic dust. In particular, the brightness of individual sections may depend on the density of the particles of the rings.
It is noted that the current snapshot is the clearest image of Saturn’s rings ever made spacecraft. Its scale is about three kilometers (two miles) per pixel.
The final fall of the Cassini began on September 12 at approximately 8:27 in Kiev. The probe is planned to enter into the atmosphere of Saturn on the morning of 15 September. Cassini will continue to take data and transmit it to Earth while its systems are serviceable.