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This artist's rendering shows NASA's Cassini spacecraft above Saturn's northern hemisphere, heading toward its first dive between Saturn and its rings on April 26, 2017. | NASA/JPL-Caltech
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Cassini Begins Its Grand Finale With a Dive Between Saturn’s Rings

Before NASA's Cassini probe burns up in Saturn's atmosphere on September 15, it is diving between the planet's rings, which scientists say could yield stunning discoveries.

April 26, 2017
10:32 AM EDT
NASA/JPL