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  1. Cassini Vanishes Into Saturn, Its Mission Celebrated and Mourned
    Orbiting the ringed planet since 2004, the spacecraft solved some mysteries and made discoveries that upended our notions about the solar system.
  2. Cassini Is Gone. Here Are the Next Space Missions to Watch Out For.
    Now that Cassini has gone out in a blaze of glory, here's our guide to cosmic missions over the next decade that you should get excited about now.
  3. Back to Saturn? Five Missions Proposed to Follow Cassini
    Although NASA does not have yet a follow-up mission to Saturn on its schedule, scientists are dreaming up ideas for one.
  4. Out There: Cassini Flies Toward a Fiery Death on Saturn
    Launched in 1997, the Cassini-Huygens mission has reshaped scientific understanding of the solar system’s most exotic planet and its mysterious moons.
  5. Jim Bridenstine to Be Nominated by Trump to Lead NASA
    The former Navy pilot is in his third term in Congress and would be the first elected official to serve as NASA administrator if confirmed by the Senate.
  6. Trilobites: Casting Light on Mystery of a Star That Vanished After 14 Days
    First spotted by Korean astronomers in 1437, scientists have found it again in the form of a violent star system that experienced a nova explosion.
  7. Out There: A Reverie for the Voyager Probes, Humanity’s Calling Cards
    Launched 40 years ago, the spacecraft have sailed beyond the solar system, artifacts of a civilization that may be gone before they’re found.
  8. Chasing Shadows for a Glimpse of a Tiny World Beyond Pluto
    From just five blinks of starlight, scientists now know more about the next destination of NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft.
  9. Feature: The Loyal Engineers Steering NASA’s Voyager Probes Across the Universe
    As the Voyager mission is winding down, so, too, are the careers of the aging explorers who expanded our sense of home in the galaxy.
  10. Moon Express Sets Its Sights on Deliveries to the Moon and Beyond
    The company, Moon Express, is aiming to win the $20 million Google Lunar X Prize competition and become a payload delivery company.
  11. NASA’s Osiris-Rex Spacecraft Is Headed for a Flyby With Earth
    The spacecraft will make a flyby of Earth on Friday, using the planet’s gravity to steer it toward Bennu, an asteroid it will visit next year.
  12. Trilobites: Three Planets Will Slide Behind the Moon in an Occultation
    The moon will momentarily block Venus, then Mars and then Mercury, offering a vivid reminder of the cosmic clockwork of our solar system.
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