Cassini's Grand Finale |

Goodbyes are always hard: A Cassini engineer looks back

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| After 20 years, you can’t blame those involved with the mission for feeling a little sentimental about it ending — even engineers who weren't there from Day One are sad to see it go.

Cassini's last gasp offers unique chance to understand Saturn

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While it sounds bad that scientists are crashing the Cassini spacecraft into Saturn, the final move is arguably one of the most important of the mission.

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Saturn's snow moon is coated in fresh powder — and possibly life

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Saturn's sixth largest moon is a winter wonderland, always covered in a fresh layer of snow. If you had a spacesuit and gnarly set of skis, you might be good to go.

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What Cassini saw on Titan: 'Dunes of the Arabian desert' but made of water chips, not sand

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It's so cold on Titan that its equator is nothing but dunes as far as the eye can see. But, they're not made of sand. They're made of little chips of water.

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Cassini turns dangerous orbit to unlock Saturn's rings

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All it takes is impact with something the size of a pebble to destroy delicate equipment, so Cassini had to protect herself.

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Cassini's quest: What a lonely probe is teaching us about Saturn

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About 750 million miles away from home, after almost 20 years, one of NASA's oldest spacecrafts is approaching a fiery, but fitting end.

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