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Some 800 million miles away, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has orbited Saturn and captured images of its rings and icy moons. After nearly 5 billion miles traveled and 20 years of sending revealing data from the gas giant, Cassini is winding down its way toward a suicide plunge into the planet. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how NASA is choreographing the spacecraft’s final dive.
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