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The Guardian view on exploring Saturn: an inspiring distraction | Editorial

The great success of the Cassini mission deserves our appreciation, but Nasa’s work on Earth’s climate matters more The Cassini mission, which will end on Friday, is one of the most wonderful achievements of the human race. A slack-jawed awe is the only proper reaction to the spacecraft’s travels and to its intricate route over seven years to Saturn, aided by the slingshot effects of its grazing the orbits of the inner planets, first Venus and then Earth, as it passed them in vast loops, representing astonishing feats of calculation.
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