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Cassini begins first of the five flyby over Saturn's atmosphere
Launched from Earth nearly two decades ago, the Cassini spacecraft is in its final stage of operations on its mission around Saturn. The probe's current trajectory puts it between the rings of the planet and its harsh atmosphere. To maintain its orbit during the dives grazing the atmosphere, Cassini will have to fire its thrusters. The previous close flybys of Saturn's moon Titan with its hazy atmosphere have prepared the Cassini team for executing the close flybys on Saturn.
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