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Cassini captures ice queen Helene

( -- NASA's Cassini spacecraft has successfully completed its second-closest encounter with Saturn's icy moon Helene, beaming down raw images of the small moon. At closest approach, on June 18, Cassini flew within ...

dateJun 21, 2011 in Space Exploration
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NASA comet hunter spots its Valentine

( -- NASA's Stardust spacecraft has downlinked its first images of comet Tempel 1, the target of a flyby planned for Valentine's Day, Feb. 14. The images were taken on Jan. 18 and 19 from a distance of 26.3 million ...

dateJan 27, 2011 in Space Exploration
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