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Earl Maize (left), Cassini program manager at JPL, and Julie Webster, spacecraft operations team manager for the Cassini mission at Saturn, embrace after the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn on Friday at precisely 7:55 a.m. ET. NASA/Joel Kowsky/(NASA/Joel Kowsky) hide caption

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NASA's Cassini probe has orbited Saturn for over a decade. This Friday, scientists will steer it into the gas giant's atmosphere. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute hide caption

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Cassini Spacecraft Prepares For A Fiery Farewell In Saturn's Atmosphere

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This composite image made from pictures taken on Nov. 13, 2015, shows an infrared view of Saturn's moon Titan from NASA's Cassini spacecraft By NASA/JPL/University of Arizona/University of Idaho hide caption

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An image taken on July 19, 2013, by the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured Saturn, its rings and planet Earth, which is the tiny dot in the lower right. NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute hide caption

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This false-color image of Enceladus shows so-called "tiger stripes" across the moon's icy surface. Researchers believe the stripes are caused by an ocean beneath the ice. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute hide caption

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NASA Spacecraft To Skim Past Saturn's Icy Moon

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An artist's conception of how Saturn's immense Phoebe ring might appear to eyes sensitive to infrared wavelengths. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute hide caption

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Saturn's Dark And Mysterious Outer Ring Is Even Bigger Than Expected

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Saturn has a rocky surface, but it's deep beneath the clouds. That makes it hard to tell exactly how long the day is. NASA hide caption

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A Day's A Day The World Around — But Shorter On Saturn

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New research suggests that Saturn's tiny moon Enceladus has warm oceans hiding beneath its icy crust. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute hide caption

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Researchers Think There's A Warm Ocean On Enceladus

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