10 THINGS September 9


The latest from around your galactic neighborhood.


Farewell to Saturn

Two years ago, after spending more than 13 years at Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft bid farewell to the Saturnian system by firing the shutters of its wide-angle camera and capturing this last, full mosaic of Saturn and its rings two days before the spacecraft's dramatic plunge into the planet's atmosphere.

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What's Up: September Skywatching Tips from NASA


In this month's sky, look for lovely crescent Moons at the start and end of the month. The September equinox brings the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere. And Mars is at solar conjunction, meaning it has disappeared from night skies! (When will it return?)
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