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Project Lucifer: Will Cassini Turn Saturn into a Second Sun? (Part 1) - Universe Today
[/caption] The story: On October 15th 1997, the Cassini-Huygens mission blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to explore Saturn and its moons. It continues to study the ringed gas giant today and its mission has been extended till 2010. Cassini is is powered by 32.8 kg (72 lbs) of plutonium fuel. A radioactive … Continue reading "Project Lucifer: Will Cassini Turn Saturn into a Second Sun? (Part 1)"