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How NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft Met Its Fiery End

(NATIONAL GEOGRAPHY) After 13 years exploring Saturn, the probe went deep into the planet’s atmosphere for its explosive grand finale.

In the predawn hours on Friday, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft boldly went where no spacecraft has gone before: into the planet Saturn itself.

As the spacecraft raced toward its end, scientists in mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena watched the drama play out.

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