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Earth sends Cassini a whole lot of love after the mission comes to a bittersweet end

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After 13 years of exploration, the Cassini spacecraft finally met its demise, hurtling itself into Saturn's atmosphere and burning up early Friday morning. 

And as was expected, people everywhere are mourning the loss of the iconic mission.

WELL, I'm literally bawling my eyes out now.

Sleep well, beautiful Cassini

How very moving and how incredibly grand for humanity.

— Jennifer Scheurle (@Gaohmee) September 15, 2017

Over the years, the mission — which first launched in 1997 — provided human eyes with stunning images of Saturn, extended insight into the planet and nearby moons, and a greater understanding of the overall solar system. Read more...

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