Cassini's Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer
Photojournal: PIA16633
Published: December 20, 2012

This image shows the visual and infrared mapping spectrometer instrument just before it was attached to NASA's Cassini spacecraft. Cassini launched in 1997 and has been exploring the Saturn system since 2004.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

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