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Cassini Prepares to Say Goodbye to a True Titan

11 Aug 2017, 19:08 UTC
Cassini Prepares to Say Goodbye to a True Titan NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

Mere weeks away from its dramatic, mission-ending plunge into Saturn, NASA's Cassini spacecraft has a hectic schedule, orbiting the planet every week in its Grand Finale. On a few orbits, Saturn's largest moon, Titan, has been near enough to tweak Cassini's orbit, causing the spacecraft to approach Saturn a bit closer or a bit farther away. A couple of those distant passes even pushed Cassini into the inner fringes of Saturn's rings.

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