Spectacular black and white pictures show the best views of Saturn’s rings ever captured by space probe

Stunning: These beautiful pictures of Saturn's rings were taken by a space probe orbiting the second largest planet in the solar system

The beautiful images taken by the Cassini probe show parts of the rings which encircle the solar system’s second largest planet. As well as providing a visual treat for the earthbound unable to get up close and personal with the rings, they are providing a valuable service to scientists.

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