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This Friday Will be Last Flight For NASA's Cassini

Posted by seth 12:06 AM (CDT)

Wednesday September 13, 2017

On Friday morning, NASA will send its Cassini spacecraft into Saturn's atmosphere after more than 13 years of touring the planet. Called its "Grand Finale," the final stage will take the spacecraft through Saturn's rings and onto the planet, the closest it has ever gotten. The plan is prevent any contamination from the microbes the spacecraft maybecarrying from Earth by having it burn up in the atmosphere.


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