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Cassini approaches Saturn's Moon Phoebe
News story originally written on June 11, 2004

A spacecraft named Cassini will soon get to Saturn. Cassini will start to orbit Saturn on July 1, 2004. It will study Saturn for the next four years. Cassini had to travel for seven years to get to Saturn from Earth!

A little before Cassini gets to Saturn it will pass close by one of Saturn's moons. That moon is called Phoebe. The only pictures we have of Phoebe now are very fuzzy. Cassini will take pictures of Phoebe 1,000 time better than the fuzzy ones. Cassini will fly by Phoebe on June 11, 2004.

Last modified June 10, 2004 by Randy Russell.

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