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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
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.
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