Literally Just 17 Beautiful Pics Of Our Solar System

    It's worth having a look at how beautiful our little solar system is.

    In 1997, a rocket launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida carrying a little robotic spaceship, Cassini. For nearly 19 years Cassini has been falling through the outer solar system, taking incredible photos of the gas giants Jupiter and Saturn and their moons. They're some of the most beautiful images in astronomical history.

    Next year its mission will come to an end, and it will fly closer and closer to Saturn and eventually burn up in its atmosphere. Before then, let's have a look at some of the most breathtaking pictures it's sent back.

    1. Saturn with the sun behind it.

    2. Geysers on Enceladus.

    3. Saturn and two of her daughters.

    4. A new look at Jupiter.

    5. A map of a world.

    6. Tethys, Enceladus, and Mimas.

    7. Saturn in close-up.

    8. A view of a hidden world.

    9. A gap in Saturn's halo.

    10. A giant and her baby.

    11. Rings and shadow.

    12. Little and large.

    13. Cracks in the ice of Enceladus.

    14. Dione passes across the face of Saturn.

    15. Another look at Dione.

    16. Titan and Rhea.

    17. Winter on Saturn.