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Cassini's Death Dive Will Protect 2 Possibly Life-Supporting Saturn Moons

13 Sep 2017, 15:30 UTC
Cassini's Death Dive Will Protect 2 Possibly Life-Supporting Saturn Moons NASA/JPL
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Cassini is running out of fuel, so the end of its historic mission was looming regardless. But controllers are steering Cassini to a fiery demise in Saturn's cloud tops early Friday morning (Sept. 15), chiefly to protect two of the ringed planet's most intriguing moons — Titan and Enceladus.

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