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Cassini arriving at Saturn. Artwork of the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft (centre) arriving at the planet Saturn. The planet is partially seen at left, with the spacecraft seen in front of Saturn's ring system. Here, the spacecraft is entering orbit around Saturn, and is crossing the orbital plane of the rings. The Cassini-Huygens spacecraft was launched in October 1997, and arrived at Saturn in July 2004. As of July 2007, Cassini has been orbiting Saturn for over 3 years.
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