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Mission to Saturn Rises From Ashes

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Science  13 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5528, pp. 193
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5528.193a

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Last year, space scientists discovered a flaw that would render indecipherable nearly all the data from the Huygens probe, which the Cassini spacecraft is supposed to release while orbiting Saturn's moon Titan in 2005. But last month engineers worked out an elegant solution that should save the mission's science.