The action took place today and it is part of the ‘Big Final’ mission of the Cassini spacecraft.
NASA Spacecraft have successfully passed by the rings of Saturn and it sent us the first unprocessed images of what Saturn’s atmosphere looks like.
The gap between the rings and the top of Saturn’s atmosphere is about 2.000 kilometres (1.500 miles) wide.
“No spacecraft has ever been this close to Saturn before. We could only rely on predictions, based on our experience with Saturn’s other rings, of what we thought this gap between the rings and Saturn would be like” said Cassini Project Manager Earl Maize of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California
The next ‘jump’ between Saturn and its rings will take place on May 2.