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Fraser
2005-Sep-12, 01:27 PM
SUMMARY: NASA's Cassini spacecraft completed a 51-minute engine burn that raised its orbit away from Saturn. When it first arrived at the Ringed Planet, Cassini passed very close to the planet and went right through the rings. On its next flyby, it'll pass outside the rings and make its first close-up flyby of Titan at a distance of only 1,200 km (746 miles) - nearly 300 times closer than its previous flyby. Cassini is expected to make 45 visits to Titan over the next 4 years, and some will be even closer.

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