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The "Grand Finale" To Cassini's Tour of Saturn Sounds Pretty Damn Epic

On Monday, NASA's Cassini probe celebrated ten years of Saturnian exploration – a decade of stunning images and insights about the planet and its moons. But in late 2016, Cassini will begin the dramatic final phase of its mission – a newly annointed "Grand Finale" that will culminate with an intentional dive into… » 7/02/14 11:45am 7/02/14 11:45am

Humanity waves at Saturn as Cassini snaps historic pic

Late last month, the Cassini spacecraft captured a remarkable photograph of the Earth and Moon as seen from Saturn. The event coincided with a project called "The Day The Earth Smiled" in which participants from 40 countries took photos of themselves waving at the ringed planet. The results have now been assembled… » 8/22/13 6:30am 8/22/13 6:30am