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Cassini Reveals Saturn's Sights and Sounds

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Cassini Reveals Saturn's Sights and Sounds

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Cassini Reveals Saturn's Sights and Sounds

Cassini Reveals Saturn's Sights and Sounds

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The Cassini spacecraft has only been in orbit around Saturn for a day, but already scientists can barely contain their glee. Photos from the orbiter show the planet's rings in dazzling detail, while other instruments have sent back sounds. Scientists say Saturn's rings could reveal much about the process of planetary formation. NPR's Richard Harris reports.