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NASA spacecraft embarks on ring-skimming mission at Saturn
NASA's Saturn-orbiting spacecraft, Cassini, has begun an unprecedented mission to skim the planet's rings. That put the spacecraft on course to graze Saturn's main outer rings over the next five months. Then on Sunday, an engine firing by Cassini should seal the deal, with the spacecraft making its first ring crossing. The spacecraft should make 20 dives through April, observing some of Saturn's many mini moons and even sampling ring particles and gases.
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