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Cassini Spacecraft Near First Stop in Historic Saturn Tour

06/12/2004 12:00AM

Cassini Spacecraft Near First Stop in Historic Saturn Tour

The most complex interplanetary mission ever launched is about to meet one of the solar system's enigmatic moons. Cassini will fly by Saturn's largest outer moon, Phoebe, on Friday, June 11. The closest approach is at approximately 1:56 p.m. Pacific Time, just 19 days before Saturn arrival.


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It's amazing to me how Henry Pickering was able to resolve such a "dark" object; 130 miles in dia. orbiting Saturn at a distance of 8 million miles.. 106 years ago.. I have trouble with the A-B Ring division! John M
  • lutton.7 [Anthony Lutton]
  • 06/15/2004 07:55AM
No kidding! I have a hard time picking out moons from Jupiter.