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Washington Post Reflects On Cassini’s Last Mission, Legacy

11 September 2017
In a front-page article, the Washington Post reported that NASA’s Cassini spacecraft is set to enter the atmosphere of Saturn later this month, and “will transmit data to Earth to the very end, squeezing out the last drips of science as a valediction for one of NASA’s greatest missions.” The Post highlights key accomplishments in Cassini’s 20-year history – including discovering moons and geysers from the Saturn satellite Enceladus, landing a probe on the moon Titan, and returning “stunning images and troves of scientific data.” Cassini’s final signal will be sent on September 15, after which the spacecraft will be vaporized in Saturn’s atmosphere. (Image: NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. Credit: NASA)
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