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Dirty Old Ice Ball Found at Saturn

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Science  18 Jun 2004:
Vol. 304, Issue 5678, pp. 1727
DOI: 10.1126/science.304.5678.1727

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When the Cassini spacecraft barreled by Phoebe on its way to Saturn, it showed that Phoebe has had a rough life since Saturn captured it 4.5 billion years ago, and Phoebe's battering has a story to tell about some of Saturn's other satellites.