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    Default Cassini Saturn probe: end days

    After 20 years exploring Saturn and it's moons, Cassini is running out of propellants.

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    It's done very well..
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    Yes it has, we got our money's worth out of Cassini.

    New Horizons carries on after Pluto, now on it's way to a Jan. 2019 encounter with 2014 MU69 - a large Kuiper Belt Object and likely another minor planet.
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    Suicide by planet.
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    Best way to handle the planetary protection issues as regards Enceladus, Titan etc.
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