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Saturn’s Strangest Sights, As Captured By A Doomed Spacecraft

[embedded content] This video was made by stitching together thousands of snapshots taken by one remarkable spacecraft. NPR’s Skunk Bear YouTube The Cassini spacecraft is a victim of its own success. It astonished scientists by finding conditions potentially suitable for life beneath the surface of one of Saturn’s icy moons, Enceladus. When Cassini runs out of fuel it could accidentally crash into this pristine world, spreading earthly contamination. So researchers decided that the spacecraft must be destroyed. That’s why, on Friday, it will slam itself into Saturn’s atmosphere. It’s a…

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