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Death Dive to Saturn Preview

Preview: Season 44 Episode 12 | 30s | Video has closed captioning.

Aiming to skim less than 2000 miles above the cloud tops, no spacecraft has ever gone so close to Saturn, and hopes are high for incredible observations that could solve major mysteries about the planet’s core. Join NASA engineers for the tense and triumphant moments as they find out if their bold re-programming has worked, and discover the wonders that Cassini has revealed over the years.

Aired: 08/23/17

Rating: NR

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