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

The Cassini spacecraft is on its way to Saturn. It will zoom close past a strange moon of Saturn named Phoebe. Cassini's close flyby of Phoebe will be on June 11, 2004.

The best pictures we have right now of Phoebe are very blurry. Voyager 2 took them in 1981 from quite far away. Cassini will get much closer to Phoebe and should get pictures 1,000 times better than the ones we have now.

In a few weeks, on July 1, 2004, Cassini will fire its engine and go into orbit around Saturn. It will study Saturn, several of its moons, and its cool rings for the next four years.

Last modified June 10, 2004 by Randy Russell.

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