Saturn and its rings. | NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Cassini Prepares to Crash Into Saturn as NASA Reflects on Mission's Discoveries

The probe's 13-year observation of Saturn and its moons will come to an end on September 15 and "has been insanely, wildly, beautifully successful," according to a NASA official.

Saturn's moons Enceladus and Tethys line up above Saturn's rings in this 2015 photo from the Cassini spacecraft, which has been exploring Saturn's system since 2004. | NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute