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A Tribute to Cassini

The Cassini spacecraft was launched on October 17, 1997. Seven years later, it arrived in orbit around Saturn, and has spent the last seven years exploring the gas giant, its rings, and its many moons. But Cassini's mission is coming to an end. On September 15, the probe will take its final dive toward the planet and destroy itself. I recommend clicking the video link and watching this video tribute in full size.
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