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In most places of North Amer­ica when look­ing south­west. you will be able to see Saturn low in the sky. The crash is ex­pected around 8:40 p.m., and Saturn will be vis­i­ble un­til about 10 p.m.

You will also be able to see Mars, Venus, Jupiter, Uranus and Nep­tune at this time of year.

When you see the planet, think of as­tronomer Gio­vanni Cassini, who is cred­ited for dis­cov­er­ing the di­vi­sion of Saturn's rings. Cassini was di­rec­tor of the Paris Ob­ser­va­tory un­til his death in 1712.

Chris­ti­aan Huy­gens dis­cov­ered Saturn's largest moon, Ti­tan, in the mid-1600s.

Saturn's av­er­age dis­tance from Earth is 890 mil­lion miles.

Cassini is ex­pected to be trav­el­ing about 69,000 mph when it crashes into Saturn's at­mos­phere.

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