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Saturn's pale colors and its rings come into view as Cassini approaches on May 7, 2004. This composite was made from images taken when Cassini was about 18 million miles (29 million kilometers) from Saturn. The small white dots are some of Saturn's moons.
Saturn's pale colors and its rings come into view as Cassini approaches on May 7, 2004. This composite was made from images taken when Cassini was about 18 million miles (29 million kilometers) from Saturn. The small white dots are some of Saturn's moons.

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NASA crashes Cassini into Saturn

Cassini's mission has come to an end. The 20 year old satellite explored Saturn's atmosphere and its many moons. NASA retired the craft by crashing it into Saturn.

NASA crashes Cassini into Saturn

Cassini's mission has come to an end. The 20 year old satellite explored Saturn's atmosphere and its many moons. NASA retired the craft by crashing it into Saturn.