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Scientists Pinpoint Saturn With Exquisite Accuracy


Saturn

Researchers have determined the location of the Saturn system's center of mass to within just a couple of miles (or kilometers), a factor of 50 improvement over previous knowledge.

Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Scientists have paired NASA's Cassini spacecraft with the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA) radio-telescope system to pinpoint the position of Saturn and its family of moons to within about 2 miles (4 kilometers).

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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