How NASA Is Saving Fuel On Its Outer Solar System Missions

Saturn. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI

Saturn. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI

While Saturn is far away from us, scientists have just found a way to make the journey there easier. A new technique pinpointed the position of the ringed gas giant to within just two miles (four kilometers).

It’s an impressive technological feat that will improve spacecraft navigation and also help us better understand the orbits of the outer planets, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said.

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