On Wednesday, the Cassini spacecraft makes the first of 22 death-defying dives into the 1,500-mile-wide gap between Saturn and its rings, giving us an unprecedented view of the sixth planet from the sun.

In honor of that maneuver, Google has released an adorable doodle paying tribute to Cassini and Saturn's special relationship.

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The animation shows a cartoon version of Cassini diving between Saturn and its rings, taking pictures along the way as the huge planet poses in the foreground.

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