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The Cassini Mission Diary --"Preparing for the Final Saturn Death Plunge"

The countdown clock in NASA Mission Control shows 79 days until the end of the Cassini Mission. One of the best things about Cassini is that its on-board science instruments can be fine-tuned. The Cosmic Dust Analyzer's (CDA) science team,...        
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Chemical composition of dust from beyond the solar system analyzed

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