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Cassini's Magnificent Machines Run Rings Around Saturn

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Science  09 Jul 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5681, pp. 165
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5681.165

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Cassini's arrival at Saturn last week was a dream come true. The spacecraft's 5.7 tons of technology performed flawlessly, promising beleaguered NASA and its European partners years of scientific data and positive public interest.