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Cassini Spacecraft Starts Weaving Between Saturn And Its Rings

"Shields Up!" the Cassini craft's Twitter feed announced Wednesday. If all goes well, new images of the ringed planet will reach Earth early Thursday.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft made its first dive between Saturn and its rings early Wednesday, as the final act in a nearly 20-year mission. Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech

If all goes to plan, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will beam new images of Saturn and its rings to Earth early Thursday, sharing data collected Wednesday from its first dive through the gap between the planet and its striped belt of ice and

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