WATCH Amazing footage of Cassini's first dive between Saturn's rings

Footage released of Cassini's first dive between Saturn's rings

Footage taken by Cassini has been released (Stock image)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Footage and audio has been released of the Cassini spacecraft diving through Saturn's rings.

The spacecraft completed its first dive on April 26 this year and it is set to complete 22 more dives before crashing into Saturn's atmosphere in September.

During the audio from this first dive the sound of dust hitting the spacecraft can be heard, according to the New York Times.

However, as there are no sound waves in space, the audio was created by recording radio waves and converting them into sound.

The video footage which has been released is a combination of the dive in April and the second dive, which took place on May 3.

In the video you can see the planet's rings as well as the tops of clouds, New Scientist said.

Watch the video and hear the audio below