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Lighting Up the Sky

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Lighting Up the Sky

Lighting Up the Sky
December 17, 2004

The Cassini spacecraft and Huygens probe begin their seven-year journey to the r inged planet. The successful launch of Cassini aboard a Titan IVB/Centaur occured at 4:43 a.m. EDT , Oct. 15, 1997.

This image was captured from a video of the launch. The video is available for viewing in QuickTime or MPEG format.

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