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Cassini Probe Closes In on Saturn

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Cassini Probe Closes In on Saturn

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Cassini Probe Closes In on Saturn

Cassini Probe Closes In on Saturn

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The Cassini Space probe will face a critical moment as it approaches Saturn late Wednesday night. It will begin to fire its rockets, pushing it into Saturn's orbit. If the maneuver fails, the $3 billion spacecraft will disappear into the furthest reaches of the solar system. NPR's Richard Harris reports from JPL in California.

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