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    Default Alas, they depart so swiftly

    Cassini was bright eyed and full of vim when it got to Saturn
    A scant 20 years on the job and it looks like the end is here.



    Is there no viagra in space?

    NASA site for Cassini:

    https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/c...ain/index.html
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    I'm really looking forward to looking at some of the images from the final couple of months, especially the detail in Saturn's cloud deck.
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    Default Re: Alas, they depart so swiftly

    Jeez, it's as bad as raising parents. You spend nearly twenty years training them and then, when you step away for a few years to university, all that training goes down the tube and they revert.
    "Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude." -- A. de Tocqueville

    "Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite." -- J.K. Galbraith

    "When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.” -- J. H. Marx

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    "Reports of my demise were greatly exaggerated!":

    https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/...nale/overview/

    Looks like we are going to get a lot of new data and pictures before the final plunge; including first time look inside the rings :)
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    This mission certainly got its money's worth.
    "Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude." -- A. de Tocqueville

    "Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite." -- J.K. Galbraith

    "When you're in jail, a good friend will be trying to bail you out. A best friend will be in the cell next to you saying, 'Damn, that was fun'.” -- J. H. Marx

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    This image of the Earth and Moon through the rings is just amazing. Sure, they are just dots, but when you know what those dots are, it gets awesome.

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    An!
    Be well. Do good. Keep in touch.

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