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Finally, An End for Galileo

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Science  26 Sep 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5641, pp. 1831
DOI: 10.1126/science.301.5641.1831

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Delayed, rerouted, nearly silenced, and shot through with radiation, the Galileo spacecraft performed its final act as directed on 21 September. It was an act of self-destruction.