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Cassini’s Grand Finale — Five Top Findings From Five-Billion-Mile Mission

A journey of nearly two decades and almost 5 billion miles will come to a dramatic end next Friday. Cold, alone, and very far from home, the Cassini orbiter will take a long last look at the pale blue dot whence it sprang and finish its 294 th and final orbit of Saturn by nosing over and dropping through the gas giant’s atmosphere in one final, fatal contribution to mankind’s understanding of the planetary system in which we live.
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