NASA's Cassini spacecraft stared at Saturn for nearly 44 hours on April 25-27, 2016, to obtain this movie showing just over four Saturn days.


Visible at top is the giant hexagon-shaped jet stream that surrounds the planet's north pole. Each side of this huge shape is slightly wider than Earth.

Cassini will begin a series of dives between the planet and its rings in April 2017, building toward the dramatic end of it mission -- a final plunge into the planet, six months later.

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

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