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Description

Spacecraft Cassini on its entry to Saturn's atmosphere prior its disintegration. Using its attitude control thrusters, the spacecraft struggles to keep its antenna pointed at Earth while it sends its final data, including the composition of Saturn's upper atmosphere. Illustration taken from the short film Cassini's Grand Finale made by NASA.

Author

NASA / JPL-Caltech

License

Public Domain

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