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Cassini: Saturn ‘death dive’ spacecraft in numbers

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‘Long live Cassini’: Nasa scientists say farewell

The chief scientists who worked on the Nasa spacecraft react after it destroyed itself by plunging into Saturn’s atmosphere. Cassini survived for about a minute before being broken apart. It had run out of fuel and Nasa had determined that the probe should not be allowed to simply wander uncontrolled among Saturn and its moons.

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Rhino horn smuggled as jewellery

Image copyright Wildlife Justice Commission Criminal networks smuggling rhino horn out of Africa are turning it into jewellery to evade its detection in airports, an investigation has found. Wildlife trade monitoring network Traffic revealed an “emerging trend” of making and smuggling beads, bracelets and bangles and rhino horn powder. The lead investigator told BBC News

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