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The Cassini spacecraft is in splendid shape as it circles Saturn. Conceived in the 1980s and launched in 1997, Cassini arrived at the gas-giant planet in 2004 and has continued to deliver stunning images of the jewel of the solar system.

The unmanned probe scored a major discovery in 2005 when it found geysers erupting on the moon Enceladus from what appears to be a subsurface sea that scientists believe could harbor some form of exotic life.

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