The Cassini probe was launched on 15/10/1997. It went into orbit around
in July of 2004 and the mission ended in September 2017
This mission was extremely successful and very cost effective and the wealth
of data and images resulting is outstanding and will leave an important legacy,
least until we return with another probe.

Images and more information can be found at:

Also, you can now follow the more recent, similar, mission to Jupiter, 'Juno':

A picture of Mars (top left) and Venus (bottom right)
Taken on 2nd January 2017 from the sea-front, facing South-West.
[You may need to click on the image, to enlarge it, to be able to see Mars.]
(Photographers interested in the method should email me.)
Jupiter to the right of the brighter Venus.

Food for Thought:

  • People who say the most don't, necessarily, have the most to say;
  • Haptic: relating to the manipulation of objects by touch;
  • Biannual: twice a year; Biennial: once every two years;
  • IT’S for ‘it is’ but ITS when it’s [sic] possessive ~ e.g. ‘the cat licked its fur’;
  • ‘i’ before ‘e’ except after ‘c’ when the sound is ee (e.g. receipt);
  • On 7th March 2011, I saw Saturn with my own eyes.